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Get Your Hands Dirty: Volunteer for 2017 Farm Grant CycleUpdate: We’ve concluded our review of 2017 grant proposals. To join our grant review committee, see our Get Involved page for more information.

We’re preparing for the FruitGuys Community 2017 Grant Cycle. In 2016 we awarded 10 grants to small independent American farms. Grants vary from $2,500 to $5,000, all supporting sustainable agriculture including soil health, water management, biodiversity, pollinator support and pest management. With our small farm grants, The FruitGuys Community Fund makes a big impact.

We Need Volunteers

The number of grant applications increases every year. And that’s where our volunteers come in. We need 30 volunteers to review the 2017 grant applications and attend several meetings to discuss and recommend grantee recipients.

Here are just a few examples of projects we’ve funded helping small farms make a big impact:

  • Plant 2 acres of permanent pollinator habitat
  • Establish erosion-reducing terracing
  • Grow vegetable crops for low-income residents
  • Hold workshops on organic and sustainable farming methods
  • Purchase manure spreading equipment
  • Install solar-powered drip irrigation
  • Remediate soil and seed cover crops

Join Us!

Feel passionate about how and where your food is grown? Now’s your chance to help small, independent farmers all over the U.S. by volunteering for our 2017 grant cycle.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help review applications for our upcoming grant season and make award recommendations. The commitment is about 8–10 hours in March 2017 on the  following dates and times:

  1. Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST
  2. Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST and,
  3. Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 5:00 – 6:30PM PST. *

Not local to the SF Bay Area? No problem. Participation can be done remotely. If you’re interested? Please email us at:


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