Food Waste Diversion & Composting Amplifier Fund

This fund supports projects that promote food waste diversion and composting. These projects can address food waste in a variety of ways in a variety of contexts. Projects could include school composting initiatives, home composting campaigns, municipal collection programs, food recovery and redistribution programs, and more.

Focus Area Details

  • $15,000 maximum project budget.

  • Sustainable CT will match crowdfunded dollars raised.  For example, for a $15,000 project, $7,500 is raised through crowdfunding, matched by $7,500 from Sustainable CT.

  • The spirit of the Community Match Fund is to support and amplify grassroots efforts that strive to transform their community, neighborhood, and town for the good of all. We have found that crowdfunding is the best way to ensure that projects are responding to their community and have community buy-in for their projects. We welcome donations at all levels, however any donation that exceeds 35% of your crowdfunding goal will only be matched by Sustainable CT up to the 35% threshold.

Example: If your crowdfunding goal is $7,500 and you receive a donation of $3,000 (40% of goal), Sustainable CT will only match up to $2,625 (35% of goal) of the $3,000 donation. 

Project Examples

Chester Fair – Our Path to Zero Waste​
Park City Compost Initiative - Bridgeport​
Tri-Town School Food Scrap Composting and Education
Haven’s Harvest Supper Series


Other Project Ideas

Sustainable CT’s Climate Change & Clean Energy Amplifier Fund is generously supported by the Hampshire Foundation.