Regina Rosen Food First Fund




The Regina Rosen Food First Fund supports food providing or food security organizations in the community.  It provides one $1,000 grant each month to support a self-identified project or immediate requirement.

Application forms can be downloaded at the bottom of this webpage



There is no deadline; applications may be submitted at any time. However, as the review committee usually meets in early May and November it is recommended that you submit applications before those times to ensure the most timely review of your proposal.

Field of Interest


Food Security. Grants are provided to food-providing or food security organizations in support of a self-identified project or immediate requirement. Examples could include the procurement, production, preservation or preparation of food or in enhancing our community’s food security through food education, community gardens, food skills building, supporting local food production or other means.

Geographic Area


The geographic area served: City of Kingston, Loyalist Township, Township of Central Frontenac, Township of Frontenac Islands, Township of North Frontenac, Township of South Frontenac.

Eligibility Criteria 

Applications must meet all our general eligibility criteria.

Applicants may receive a grant once per calendar year.

Application Process


  1. Download and complete the Regina Rosen Food First Proposal Form. Please remember to save this form for your records.
  2. If you are partnering with a charity please fill out the Confirmation of Partnership Agreement Form.
  3. Deliver the Proposal Form in person or by mail to: Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, Suite #6, 165 Ontario Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y6, or email it to
  4. All Proposals will be reviewed by an independent committee. Successful applicants will be notified after the committee meets (Spring & Fall) if they have been selected to receive an upcoming grant and in which month they will receive their grant.

Grant Agreements and Final Reports


Your project proposal acts as your formal agreement with Foundation.

Currently, no formal Final Report is required for this program, but you will be asked to submit a brief project update, and share stories and photos on the impact of the grant.


Regina Rosen Food First Fund Proposal Form

Confirmation of Partnership Agreement Form


For further assistance, please contact Lesley Rudy, Grants Coordinator, at 613.546.9696 or email


Past RRFFF grant recipients

Addiction and Mental Health Services-KFLA

Blessings in a Backpack

Boys and Girls Club for Kingston & Area

Community Harvest  Market (KCHC)

Dawn House

Elizabeth Fry Society

Food Sharing Project

HIV/AIDS Regional Services

Home Base Housing

Immigrant Services Kingston and Area

Independent Living Centre

Interchurch Refugee Partnership

K3C Community Counselling Centres

Kingston Community Health Centres- Good Food Box

Kingston Community Health Centres- Pathways to Education

Kingston Community Health Centres- Street Health

Kingston Food Providers

Kingston Interval House

Kingston Unitarian Fellowship

Kingston Youth Strategy (Y2K) Collective

Limestone District School Board

Loving Spoonful

Martha’s Table

New Leaf Link

Nightlight Canada

Northern Frontenac Community Services Corporation

Outreach St. George’s

Partners in Mission Food Bank

Polson Park Free Methodist Church

Queen’s AMS Food Centre

Queen’s Good Times Diner

Ryandale Shelter

Salvation Army

Seniors Association Kingston Region

Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Mess Open Arts Studio

West Kingston Refugee Partnership

Wolfe Island Community Garden


Youth Diversion Program


165 Ontario Street Suite #6
Kingston, ON K7L 2Y6
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238