Each year we award grants ranging from $2,000-$5,000 for projects that help small farms and/or orchards operate more sustainably, both environmentally and economically, as well as strengthen community outreach. Some examples of sustainability projects may include (but are not limited to): planting of cover crops to help with water management and soil fertility; planting pollinator-attracting perennials and/or installing beehives; installation of bat boxes or owl boxes to attract predators and keep rodent numbers down; installation of high tunnels or hoop houses to extend the growing season.
Thank you for your interest in applying. Our 2017 Grant Cycle is now open. Please submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by Monday, January 9, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST to be considered.
From the LOI’s our review committee will select up to 20 finalists based on specific criteria such as regional distribution, project focus area, and feasibility. The 20 finalists selected will be notified on or before January 27, 2017 11:59 p.m. PST with information about completing a full application.