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Now Accepting Applications

Following the success of our 2017 Farm GranteesΒ sustainability projects, we are pleased to announce we’re now accepting applications for our 2018 grant cycle.

The FruitGuys Community Fund provides small grants (up to $5,000) to small farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that have large positive impacts on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity.

Funding Sustainable Farming Projects Across the U.S.

Each year we award grants for projects that help small farms operate in a more sustainable way, both environmentally and economically, as well as strengthen community outreach. Some examples of sustainability projects include 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.

Detailed Plans & Estimated Timelines

If you decide to apply for a grant, keep in mind that successful grantees are specific about what they want to spend the money on, along with detailed plans and estimated timelines. When we assess the 2018 potential farm grantees, we want to see a clear plan of what you want to achieve and how you plan on getting there.

Since 2012, The FruitGuys Community Fund has helped 41 farmers build sustainable and ecologically-based projects with our grants. Do you know someone who could benefit from one of our farm grants? If you do, please share this page with them. Application deadline is Monday, January 8, 2018 11:59 p.m. PST.

Help us spread the news and help small independent farmers across the U.S. #SmallGrantsBigImpacts

For more information, please read our eligibility requirements.

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  • Simon

    I want to start a poultry and vegetable farming

    • Sheila Cassani

      Hi Simon,

      Thanks for reaching out with interest in our program. You can read more about our eligibility requirements on our apply page. However, we do not fund startup operations. The applicant farm must be an established working farm that is looking to develop or improve their operation.

  • Opolot Nicholas

    I am a representative and founder of Farm Ateker. I am inquiring on farm tools and equipment grants for Ugandan citizens.

    • Sheila Cassani


      Thanks for reaching out with interest in our program. We are currently funding farms in the US.

  • Amos

    I’m from tanzania i wish to GET your support in aggriculture such as providing me a combine havesta for rice my mail is

    • Sheila Cassani

      Hi Amos,

      Thanks for reaching out. Our funding is currently aimed at supporting small American farms.

  • Tammy DeToy

    I love what you are doing to help the small Farmers. I would love to get your help, ut we are just starting our off grid homestead.. Thank you and God bless you!

    • Sheila Cassani

      Thank you! Best of luck!

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