The University of Iowa

UNFI Foundation

Employer Identification Number (EIN) 


Contact Name 
Melody Meyersalisha Real
Telephone Number 
(401) 528-8634
313 Iron Horse Way
Providence, RI 02908
United States

Grant Information

Application Deadline 

Inspiring better food systems and nurturing everyday health in communities. 

Sample Grants 

Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah, IA, $10,000; Family Farmed, Oak Park, IL, $15,000; Farmers Legal Action Group, St. Paul, MN, $5,000; Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, Spring Valley, WI, $10,000; The Land Connection Foundation, Champaign, IL, $9722.

Application Information 

Application address: Melody Meyersalisha Real, 313 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 528-8634

No deadlines; Applications are accepted as long as funds are available 


This organization does NOT fund:

  • Conferences 
  • Direct grants to individuals 
  • "Pass-through" organizations
  • International organizations or projects
  • Private foundations
  • Building or capital campaigns
  • Governmental agencies 
  • Sponsorships, advertising, or fundraising 
  • Endowments
  • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes

Steven Spinner: Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Testa: President

Bekah Swan: Vice President

Grant Sizes: 
$4,545, $32,475


Date of latest financial data 
Jul 2017
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