C.A.F.E. Micro-Grant Program

Slow Food Denver is relaunching the C.A.F.E. Micro-Grants this spring, a program that supports local, sustainable food projects. Our goal is to provide funding for local growers, producers and community non-profits in the greater Denver area that aim to better Colorado’s food system. This year, in its continuing effort to support local growers and producers, Whole Foods Market has committed the funding to finance the 2017 C.A.F.E. Micro-Grant program.

This year, Slow Food Denver, Whole Foods Market and Grow Local Colorado will select three finalists from numerous applicants to receive micro-grants of up to $5,000, furthering the work of food-focused organizations in the Denver Metro area. Each finalist will be invited to share their story at a formal dinner organized by Slow Food Denver, where guests will vote to determine how the funding is distributed.

Slow Food members and the community are invited to join the decision making process by attending the dinner.

Stay tuned for April C.A.F.E dinner details…


Slow Food Denver C.A.F.E. was launched in 2011 with the intent of building community through art, food, and education. Our first venture was the Slow Food Denver C.A.F.E. Micro-Grant project. As a result, over the past six years we have successfully awarded $12,000 in micro-grants to support local, sustainable food projects.