Volunteer Department Commitment to Anti-discrimination & Anti-racism 

Second Harvest Foodbank is committed to creating a volunteer community where everyone feels safe and welcomed. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on age, race, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to cultivating an anti-racist environment for volunteers, staff, and community members. 

What is racism? Racism equals race-based prejudice plus power for example economic or social power. It can be conscious or unconscious and occurs at the individual, institutional and structural levels. (Interpersonal racism: Prejudgment, bias, or discrimination by a White individual toward a person of color.) 

What is discrimination? Unequal treatment of members of various groups, based on conscious or unconscious prejudice, which favors one group over others on differences of race gender, economic class, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, language, age, national identity, religion, and other categories.  

Anti-racist practices in the volunteer department: 

  1. We welcome everyone and celebrate identity and difference. We practice affirming language. 
  2. We commit regular time to reflect on our actions, practices, and structures. We are intentional about professional learning opportunities to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion both individually and departmentally. 
  3. We focus on the impact of our words and actions, not intent. We believe our BIPOC volunteers, staff, and community members when they say something is racist, and we work to repair harm.
  4. We call out racism when we see it.

The application period for the Second Harvest Foodbank DATCP Equipment Capacity-Building Grant is now closed. We will inform applicants of the status of their application once the review process is complete on July 13th, 2022. If you are interested in hearing about future Second Harvest grant opportunities, please email grantapps@secondharvestmadison.org with ‘I’m interested in grant emails’ and we will add you to our email list.

Second Harvest Foodbank now has a $150,000 Equipment Capacity Building Grant available to our Partner Agencies. The goal of the grant is to provide investment in the equipment and infrastructure needs of our partner agencies to help expand their capacity for storage, distribution, and other eligible DATCP expenses related to their work to end hunger in Wisconsin. These funds are from the DATCP 2022 Food Security Initiative funds that Second Harvest received through Feeding Wisconsin. This funding opportunity is one of the ways that Second Harvest is committed to our mission of ending hunger and advancing toward our strategic goals of food equity and nutrition security.

The total grant funds available is $150,000. The minimum award for this grant is $2,500 with a maximum of $15,000.

Funds will be available in mid-July 2022. Funds must be spent, corresponding paid invoices, and canceled checks submitted to Second Harvest by November 7, 2022. This is a one-time funding distribution. Award amounts vary according to the strength of the application focusing on how it will expand capacity, the related actions that will result in increased nutrition security, and the intended impact on their program’s effectiveness in their work to end hunger in Wisconsin. An application for funding doesn’t guarantee an award.

The deadline to apply for the grant is June 20, 2022. At that time, the process for reviewing applications by the Grant Selection Committee will begin. Any grant applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Announcements for grant applications receiving Funding will occur on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. If your grant application is selected for funding, you will receive the funds from Second Harvest via a check sent through the USPS, with which to make your purchase/repair.

See application materials for eligibility & reporting requirements. For questions regarding eligibility requirements or anything listed in the FAQ section, please contact: grantapps@secondharvestmadison.org

Below you will find the following grant materials.

Note: All PDFs are for your reference purposes only. To complete the application for this grant, please fill out the Online Application Form.

  1. FAQs
  2. Second Harvest Procurement Policy
  3. Equipment Capacity Building Grant Rubric
  4. Equipment Capacity Building Grant Instructions and Application (PDF, for reference of questions only)
  5. Cover Page (PDF, for reference purposes only)
  6. Online Application Form

For questions regarding eligibility requirements or anything listed in the FAQ section, please contact: grantapps@secondharvestmadison.org