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2023 Grantee

CommonWealth Kitchen

About CommonWealth Kitchen

Commonwealth Kitchen (CWK) leverages the power of inclusive entrepreneurship to build an equitable, sustainable food economy grounded in racial, social, and economic justice. As a Boston-based nonprofit small business development organization, CWK empowers diverse entrepreneurs to launch food businesses by building a portfolio of services and resources to help them succeed, including an affordable shared kitchen, accessible food business education, coordinated access to markets and small-batch manufacturing.

They currently serve nearly 50 diverse businesses, of which over 75% are BIPOC-owned. Additionally, through their dedicated work, they have managed to transform surplus New England-grown produce into custom products and recipes, which are sold to multiple anchor institutions, including Harvard and MIT. These institutional partnerships open additional sales channels for members to incorporate their products into institutional dining menus and retail spaces. Support from GROWING JUSTICE will help expand administrative operations in order to fulfill the existing demand for their services.

Commonwealth Kitchen
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In 2023, GROWING JUSTICE awarded over $3.5M in grants to 21 organizations in urban, rural and Tribal communities across the United States.  Learn more about the grantees and GROWING JUSTICE grantmaking by clicking the button below.