A diverse group of women farmers dominated the 2022 class of grantees. The majority of funds were directed to farms owned or led by Black, Indigenous, People Of Color (BIPOC) women, furthering our goal of providing critical support to under
represented farmers. In total, 17 small farms and agricultural nonprofits from 11 different states received a total of $71,136 in grants for farm projects that advance social, environmental, and economic health.
Thanks to donors to our Help Farms, Help our Planet campaign and a critical program sponsorship from Aramark. Aramark, the Philadelphia-based food and facilities
service provider, began a three-year commitment in 2022 to funding at least ten nonprofit farms led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
The 2022 grantees implemented sustainability projects on their farms, such as adding beehives and pollinator-supporting plantings, installing rain
catchment and drip irrigation systems, or adding growing season extension structures. These projects will have lasting impacts that help conserve water, soil, energy, and labor while promoting pollination, sustainable climate change mitigation, and harvests that create greater financial stability fortheir farms and feed more people in their communities.