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Thank you for your interest in applying. We will be accepting Letters of Intent for a 2022 Grant Cycle.

The application portal will be activated January 3, 2022 at 12:00 am PST. 

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022  at 11:59 pm PST.

Before applying, please review our grant eligibility requirements below.

Each year we award grants ranging from $2,000-$5,000 for projects that align with one or more of the core ideals detailed in our Sustainable Farming Manifesto.

Eligibility 

  1. Applicant is an owner/operator of the farm or has long-term, legal access to the land. If farming on leased land, a letter of support from the landowner specifying length of the lease agreement must be provided with the grant application.
  2. The applicant farm must be an established working farm that is looking to improve operations.
  3. Applicant has not been previously awarded a FruitGuys Community Fund grant. We are not currently funding past grantees. 
  4. We welcome farms to re-apply for the same project or a different one if you have not been funded.
  5. Farm is small to medium-sized as determined by acreage in agricultural production. Farms with more than 300 acres in agricultural production are ineligible to apply.  
  6. Community outreach. Farmers will engage in community outreach, education, or policy advocacy surrounding sustainable agriculture. Engagement must be described in the grant proposal. Up to 10% of the total grant amount awarded may be used to support efforts for community outreach, education, and/or advocacy.

Focus on Small Farms: We are one of the only organizations that provide agricultural micro-grants for small farms in the U.S. Investing in farms as economic and social change agents.

National Reach: Open to all eligible small US farms, not limited to The FruitGuys supply chain,

What We Will Not Fund:

  • Non soil-based farming operations (i.e. hydroponic/aquaponic growing systems)
  • Land purchases
  • Costs associated with labor (your budget should only include materials and supplies)
  • Projects that require a percentage of the award be used for consultants or administration
  • Requests that are dependent upon receiving funding from a separate, larger grant
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