Foundation / Corporation
The FruitGuys Community Fund
02/25/19 11:59 PM PST
Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to USA small farms in multiple states for projects that strengthen their ability to operate in more economically and/or environmentally sustainable ways, and increase community involvement. A letter of intent is required prior to submitting a full application. Funding may be used for farms located within 200 miles of San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA, Tampa, FL, or Orlando, FL.
Please Note: The above list of regions is a preference, but not a requirement. The FruitGuys Community Fund still encourages farms outside of these locations to apply.
Priority will be given to sustainability projects that are focused on one or more of the areas mentioned in the attached Sustainable Farming Manifesto, including (but not limited to):
- Water Conservation (for example, drip irrigation and water catchment)
- Natural Pest Control (for example, owl or bat boxes)
- Pollination (for example, beehives and pollinator hedgerows)
- Soil Health (for example, cover crops and hoop houses)
- Energy Efficiency (for example, renewable energy options like solar, geothermal, and wind)
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.
Farms that participate in some efforts to increase low-income consumers' access to food will also receive priority.
Up to 10% of the total grant amount awarded may be used to support efforts for community outreach, education, and/or advocacy.
GrantWatch ID#: 177756
Up to twenty (20) finalists will be invited to submit full applications. Up to fifteen (15) of the 20 finalists will receive funding.
Grants in amounts ranging from $2,000-$5,000 will be awarded in April 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Arizona: Phoenix; California: San Francisco and Los Angeles; Colorado: Denver; Florida: Orlando and Tampa; Georgia: Atlanta; Illinois: Chicago; Maryland: Baltimore; Massachusetts: Boston; Missouri: St. Louis; Pennsylvania: Philadelphia; Texas: Dallas and Austin; Utah: Salt Lake City; Washington: Seattle