About the fund
The ReFED Catalytic Grant Fund
The Catalytic Grant Fund is designed to accelerate the development and implementation of food waste solutions across the full food system by providing non-recoverable and recoverable grants and post-grant support to initiatives with high impact potential as measured by food waste reduced and GHG emissions reduced. The Catalytic Grant Fund deploys its capital through an ongoing series of open call cycles that are built around specific, priority food waste themes.
Catalytic: The Grant Fund focuses on opportunities where its funding and support can unlock additional capital and/or impact that might not otherwise have been possible.
Data-Driven: The Grant Fund’s strategy for deployment is rooted in ReFED’s data, analysis, and subject matter expertise about where grant funding and innovation support is most needed.
Capacity-Building: ReFED leverages its position at the center of the food waste reduction ecosystem to provide its grantees with non-financial support through connections to potential funders, strategic partners, publicity opportunities, and other support, as needed.