Farmer Matt from Happy Acre Farm

Thank you for your interest in applying. Our 2019 grant cycle is now closed. We will begin accepting letters of intent for the 2020 grant cycle in December.

Please read our eligibility requirements.

Each spring, The FruitGuys Community Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to small American farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that have large positive impacts on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity. This funding helps independent farmers become community leaders who serve as models of self-reliance and land stewardship.

Grants are awarded in April. Projects to be considered should help small-scale farms 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.

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