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Farm Aid Grant Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Support
& Strengthen Family Farms

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Farm Aid

LOI Date:

05/01/15

Deadline Date:

08/01/15

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit family farm and rural service organizations to help keep family farmers on their land and producing food. LOIs are due by May 1 for consideration. Projects should provide farmers with the tools and resources they need, involve grassroots organizing, or promote strong regional and local food systems.

Grant Categories:

1) Helping Farmers Thrive - Grants in this category fund organizations that provide farmers with the tools and resources they need to get started on the land, access new markets, transition to more sustainable farming practices, produce renewable fuels and stay on the land in the face of financial crisis and natural disasters.

2) Taking Action to Change the System - Grants in this category fund organizations that promote fair farm policies and grassroots organizing campaigns to defend and bolster family farm agriculture, lifting the voices of family farmers and promoting their interests on a local, regional or national level.

3) Growing the Good Food Movement - Grants in this category fund organizations that are creating innovative programs that build local and regional food systems, connecting farmers directly to consumers and creating new value-added markets for family farmers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154082

Estimated Size of Grant:

Generally $3,000 - $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Farm Aid can only grant to IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.

Not Eligible:
-Grants or loans to individuals
-Grants or loans to the commercial operation of a farming enterprise
-Production of book, film, television or radio projects
-Projects outside the United States
-Projects directed or substantially funded by government bodies (federal, state, local)
-Legal defense funds
-Capital campaigns, equipment purchases, endowments or deficit financing
-Historic preservation of farmland or buildings
-Conferences, publications, or research projects unless they are directly connected to ongoing program activities

Pre-Application Information:

Interested applicants who are new to Farm Aid's grant program (or have not received funding in the last three years) should submit a Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry should be mailed or submitted electronically to grants@farmaid.org by May 1st of each year.

Applicants are required to submit a copy of their IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt verification letter or include the IRS 501(c)(3) letter and authorization from the organization acting as their fiscal agent.

Farm Aid will invite a full grant proposal from competitive applicants by mid-July.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

grants@farmaid.org

Farm Aid
501 Cambridge Street
Third Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141

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