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.

For more information on the Regina Rosen Food First Fund and its impact click here.

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

Download and complete the Regina Rosen Food First Proposal Form. Please remember to save this form for your records.

  1. If you are partnering with a charity please fill out the Confirmation of Partnership Agreement Form.
  2. Deliver the Proposal Form in person or by mail to: Community Foundation for Kingston & Area, Suite #100, 275 Ontario Street, Kingston, ON K7K 2X5, or email it to
  3. 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.

Once your project is completed,  recipients of Regina Rosen Food First Fund grants are asked to provide:

  • 1-2 short paragraphs describing how the funds were used
  • 1-2 testimonials of the impact of the grant (from staff or clients)
  • a photo or visual image, if possible, recognizing privacy issues, please ensure photo permissions are received by any individuals whose images are used. Note that images do not necessarily need to be of people but something that represents your project.


Regina Rosen Food First Fund Proposal

Confirmation of Partnership Agreement Form


For further assistance, please contact Penny Scott, 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

One Roof Youth Service Hub

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


275 Ontario Street Suite #100
Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238