Jun 10, 2024
James Rooney
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Meet the 2024 Olo For Good Grant Recipients

This article outlines:

An overview of Olo For Good

The 2024 Olo For Good annual grant recipients

How to get involved


In March 2021, we created Olo For Good and joined Pledge 1%, committing one percent of our equity, employees’ time, and product to social impact and environmental sustainability causes. 

Since then, as part of our annual grant process, Olo has given more than $9 million to 17 nonprofit organizations focused on restaurant workers, food insecurity, sustainability, and diversity.

Each organization below received a $150,000 grant in 2024 from Olo’s Donor Advised Fund at the Tides Foundation. Keep scrolling to learn about their important work and how you can get involved.


The 2024 Olo For Good annual grant recipients

American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust was founded in 1980 to protect agricultural land, promote environmentally sound farming practices, and keep farmers on the land. AFT advances farmland protection through agricultural conservation easements, smart growth, and tax policies. Additionally, it advances farming practices that prevent erosion and rebuild soil health through contour farming, no-till, cover crops, crop rotations, intensive rotational grazing, and precision agriculture. 

Emma’s Torch

Emma’s Torch is a nonprofit social enterprise providing refugees with in-depth culinary, employability, equity, and empowerment training. Throughout the program, students learn in both a classroom and apprentice setting at its cafes and catering businesses. The organization aims to set students up for successful employment in the restaurant industry and provide a community to build supportive relationships.

Food Recovery Network
Credit Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network was founded in 2011 by college students who saw quality food thrown away daily on campus. Today it unites 6,000+ U.S. college students, food suppliers, farmers, and local businesses in the fight against climate change and hunger by recovering surplus food from across the supply chain and donating it to nonprofits that feed people experiencing hunger. 

Giving Kitchen

Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of low or no-cost community resources. When a food service worker experiences an injury, illness, housing disaster, or other trauma, they can apply for financial assistance to cover living expenses. Giving Kitchen’s Stability Network connects people to resources related to housing, social services, and more.

Heart of Dinner
Credit Heart of Dinner

Heart of Dinner

Heart of Dinner addresses food insecurity, social isolation, and loneliness among Asian American seniors who live in under-resourced and underinvested communities. The nonprofit delivers care packages of nutritious prepared lunchboxes and fresh produce every Wednesday to 650+ elders, paired with a handwritten and illustrated letter in their native language to bring warmth and comfort.

Partnership with Native Americans

Partnership With Native Americans is committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated, and impoverished reservations. Collaborating for nearly 30 years with its reservation partners, the organization provides consistent material aid, educational support, and community-based services to Native Americans with the highest need in the U.S.


How to get involved

Individuals or nonprofit organizations that want to get involved with Olo For Good or explore potential partnership opportunities are encouraged to email [email protected].

Stay tuned for the announcement of our next batch of Olo For Good annual grant recipients in early 2025.

For more information about how Olo supports nonprofits via Olo For Good—and our ongoing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy—visit our ESG page.

Main Photo Credit: Food Recovery Network

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