Fairlife LLC, the Chicago-based maker of Fairlife ultra-filtered milk, announced the launch of its 2019 Fairlife Grant Program, which seeks to support community groups working to improve food systems in underserved communities. The grant program was first introduced in 2018 in four U.S. cities with high rates of food insecurity, providing financial support to chosen organizations that serve and impact lives through the provision of better nutrition.

In 2019, the Fairlife Grant Program is expanding to eight cities. Five community groups in each city will each receive a $2,500 grant to advance the vision and direction of these community-led groups with missions that align with those of Fairlife.

"Fairlife is dedicated to providing people throughout the world with vitality and wellness and works to achieve this mission through innovative and highly nutritious dairy products that come from pioneering, sustainable farms," said Sue McCloskey, dairy farmer and co-founder of Fairlife LLC. "The future of a healthy population and planet is based on sustainably produced nutrition for all, and that's why we're making a firm commitment to allocate additional resources to support the noble efforts of groups working hard to enrich the lives and food systems in their community's underserved areas."  

The eight cities for the 2019 grant program and their allocated application periods are:

  • Atlanta: Feb. 1-March 2
  • Los Angeles: March 10-April 9
  • Memphis, Tenn.: April 18-May 18
  • Houston: May 19-June 19
  • Detroit: June 26-July 27
  • Miami: Aug. 4-Sept. 4
  • New Orleans: Sept. 11-Oct. 12
  • Chicago: Oct. 13-Nov. 13

Organizations located in and supporting the greater metropolitan areas of the selected cities are encouraged to visit fairlifegrant.com and apply for the grant program during the assigned application period. Following the application deadline of each city, a Fairlife panel of judges will perform a rigorous review of entries, with the goal of identifying the finalists that are best qualified. The five winners in each city will be notified and awarded $2,500 each, the company said.

For more information about the Fairlife Grant Program and to learn about previous grant recipients, please visit fairlifegrant.com.