The TOPS Small Grants Program

The Small Grants Program helps organizations design, test, and share promising practices, tools, guidance, and skills that can help the food security community design and implement stronger programs.


The program offers two types of awards, Micro Grants (funded up to $50,000) and Program Improvement Awards (funded up to $100,000). Both awards are designed to sustain high quality technical skills and capacity of Food for Peace grantees, implementers, partners, and collaborators. They focus on developing innovative approaches, strengthening existing practices, and disseminating promising new practices and skills to a wide audience of practitioners.

Small Grants, Big Impact

Small Grants, Big Impact: A Retrospective of the TOPS Small Grants Program 2010-2015

This booklet, available on the FSN Network, showcases the impact of the first five years of the Small Grants Program and documents The TOPS Program's experiences in running the program. Provided within are brief descriptions of each award along with a snapshot of knowledge acquired and key outputs.


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