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Green Pastures Fund Grant

Grants to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York Nonprofits
and Agencies to Support Local Agricultural Ventures

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Green Pastures Fund

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York nonprofit organizations and public agencies in eligible areas to preserve and encourage community-based agricultural ventures. Eligible regions include the Northwest corner of Litchfield County, Connecticut, northeast Dutchess and Columbia counties in New York, and southern Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

Funded activities may include, but are not limited to, community-supported agriculture; local farmers’ markets; urban garden programs; agricultural scholarships; cooperative programming; internships; grant writing; and marketing.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178059

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Term of Contract:

No project will be funded for more than 3 consecutive years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are considered for new or ongoing projects of nonprofit organizations or public agencies. Community groups that are not incorporated may apply using another nonprofit as a fiscal agent.

Grantees must wait twelve months before applying for another grant from the fund.

The Foundation does not support organizations which in their constitution, by-laws, or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, gender orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is March 1, 2019. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

Preference will be given to projects that can show additional sources of funding or in-kind support.

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Contact Information:

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

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Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
Phone: 413.229.0370 x 111

Brandon Williams, Grants Coordinator
Phone: 413.229.0370 x 115

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Northwest corner of Litchfield County ;   Massachusetts: Southern Berkshire County;   New York: Northeast Dutchess and Columbia Counties