Special tributes to our success!
The Hecksher Foundation for Children
Awarded in 2013-2014
The Heckscher Foundation was founded in 1921 to promote the welfare of children in New York and elsewhere throughout the United States. Today, it provides grants to youth-serving organizations in the fields of education, family services, child welfare, health, arts and recreation.
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA SBIR, $100,000 awarded in 2011; $450,000 awarded in 2012-2014
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes competitively awarded grants that are to qualified small businesses to support high quality, advanced concepts research related to important scientific problems and opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant public benefit if successful.

Thomas L. Kempner Foundation
Awarded in 2012-2013
The Thomas Kempner Foundation supports children's health.
MassChallenge is a $1M global startup competition and accelerator designed to catalyze the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses. MassChallenge is a non-profit and does not take equity from startups or place any restrictions on winners.
$475,000 awarded in 2007
Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, aims to add vitality to life by meeting everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care. Each day, around the world, consumers make 150 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. The company has a portfolio of brands that make people feel good, look good and get more out of life. In the United States these brands include recognized names such as: Axe, “all,” Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Knorr, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Snuggle, Suave, Sunsilk and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever in the United States employs approximately 13,000 people in 60 office and manufacturing sites in 24 states and Puerto Rico – generating nearly $10 billion in sales in 2006. For more information visit
Department of Education
$100,000 awarded in 2007
The U.S. Department of Education provided funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to support research and development for this curriculum-based educational TV series and Web site. Distribution of educational materials connected with Finky’s Kitchen to schools and after-school programs is being organized through a partnership with the National Institutes of Health.