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Grant Opportunities for Association Members

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners and the support of individual donors nationwide, Meals On Wheels Association of America can offer a diverse array of grants and scholarships annually. These opportunities enable Meals On Wheels Member programs to enhance their services, expand their client-bases and transform the way they serve seniors in their communities.

Through successful partnerships with numerous national sponsors, the Association continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to serving its Members and helping them end senior hunger in America by 2020. Below are the grant and scholarship opportunities that are currently available.


Meals On Wheels Association of America Grants are offered periodically throughout the year, so please check back regularly to see what we are offering. Members can also visit the Grant Opportunities page on MyMOWAA to see other national and regional grant opportunities.

Overview of Past Grant Opportunities

Walmart Building the Future Vision Grants
Ranging up to $100,000
Vision grants enable Member programs to develop visionary systemic changes that will radically improve how senior nutrition services are provided in a community.

Walmart Building the Future Impact Grants
Ranging from $5,000 to $20,000
Impact grants enable Member programs to purchase equipment and vehicles in order to improve their efficiency and capacity and ultimately serve more hungry seniors.

Walmart Foundation-MOWAA We Are Meals On Wheels Public Awareness Incentive Grants
Ranging from $250 to $6,000
Grants were awarded to Member programs that participated in the We Are Meals On Wheels campaign and raised awareness about senior hunger on a local level.

Subaru Grants
Ranging from $250 to $35,000
Thanks to Subaru of America, Inc.’s annual “Share the Love” event, Meals On Wheels Association awards Member programs unrestricted grants to support their services.

March For Meals Grant Opportunities
Ranging from $500 to $2,600
MOWAA annually awards grants up to $2,600 to Member programs for their efforts in raising awareness about senior hunger during the month of March.

We All Love Our Pets (WALOP) Grants
Ranging from $1,000 to $2,500
Thanks to the generosity of the Banfield Charitable Trust and private donors, Member programs are eligible to receive grants to begin or improve a current pet food program in order to keep seniors’ beloved pets well nourished.

American Volunteer Award/Jody Tepedino Nicholo Award
Ranging from $500 to $1,000
Programs are awarded grants based on an annual contest, which celebrates Meals On Wheels volunteers across America through social media.

Conference Scholarships
Ranging from $395 to $1,000
Scholarships are available annually for Members to attend the Meals On Wheels Annual Conference. This premier event enables Senior Nutrition Providers the opportunity to obtain the newest information to help them sustain superior Meals On Wheels programs, while also sharing best practices with other Members from throughout the country.

Only active Meals On Wheels Association Members can access the millions of dollars we award every year in grant funding. Find out more about Meals On Wheels Association Membership by contacting the Membership Department at 888-998-6325, or at

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