Monthly Archives: July 2023


Microgrant recipient William (14) from TN used his award to make vanilla extract that he sold at the Knoxville Boat Show. The founder of Vanilla Feeds Tomorrow, William makes, sells and ships his homemade formula across the country to customers, and 100% of the profits are donated directly to a local food bank that provides meals for East Tennessee residents in need. Every dollar donated results in 3 meals. So each bottle of his homemade vanilla extract turns into 42 meals for others. During the time period William ran his K4C project, a corporate sponsor matched William’s donation, so each bottle actually resulted in 84 meals for those in need!