The Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation’s Innovation Fund helps fill the gap in philanthropic funding needed to support entrepreneurs and creative thinkers with solutions to improve food security and prevent food waste.

U.S. businesses, farms and consumers spend an estimated $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting and disposing food that is never eaten. Through our Innovation Fund, we’re working to change that.

Meet Our Portfolio

Applications Now Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Innovation Fund. We plan to host our next Innovation Fund open call in early 2021.

Advisory Council

For the Innovation Fund’s inaugural open call, we invited a select group of subject matter experts and thought leaders to serve as an expert Advisory Council. Special thanks to the advisory council members from these leading organizations for reviewing proposals and identifying top opportunities for preventing and reducing food waste.