The FruitGuys Community Fund, established in 2012 as a non-profit project of Community Initiatives, is pleased to announce funding to support sustainability projects for small to mid-size farms. The FruitGuys Community Fund grew out of the sustainable farming grants of The Farm Steward Program of The FruitGuys, a national fruit distribution company based in South San Francisco. A primary goal of the FruitGuys Community Fund is to help farms and orchards operate more sustainably and to promote advocacy that, over the long term, creates a more sustainable food system and healthier planet.
The deadline for our 2015 Grant Cycle has passed. Our 2016 grant application will be posted December 2015.
This year, we have over 70 wonderful applicants with innovative projects. Our grant review process is currently underway.
All applicants will be notified by Friday, April 3, 2015 whether their grant was accepted or rejected.
As a reminder, grant funds will be awarded in two installments: The first, equaling 75% of the grant award, will be sent to the applicant by the end of April 2015. The remaining 25% of funds will be dispersed following submission of a final progress report, due by December 11, 2015.
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