Foundation / Corporation
Frontera Farmer Foundation (FFF)
Grants of up to $12,000 to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan small and mid-sized farms that market their products in farmers markets and other venues in the Chicago area. Funding may be requested for capital development products that will enhance the farm’s viability, as well as the availability of locally-grown products in the Chicago region.
The Frontera Farmer Foundation is committed to promoting small, sustainable Midwestern farms serving the Chicago area, by providing them with capital development grants. Small local farms, which often struggle financially, are more likely to promote biodiversity by planting a wide range of produce and operate using organic practices. By their artisanal approach to agriculture, the freshness of their product and the variety of their offerings, these farmers insure the highest quality food while they add immeasurably to the fabric of their local rural community.
Grant applicants will be judged on the basis of demonstrated need, long-term dedication to sustainable farming, creative and business acumen, and commitment to sustainability. Applicants will also be judged on their past history with the foundation. Additional grants will be approved only after a farm has demonstrated the initial grant had a measurable impact on the farms infrastructure and ability to provide locally grown food to the Chicago area.
GrantWatch ID#: 178971
Up to $12,000
Grants will be made to small and mid-size farmers in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin that sell their food products to customers in the Chicago area at farmers markets and otherwise.
Farmers must have been in business for at least three years.
Farms that have been awarded grants will be eligible every other year.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 11.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Farms must sell their food products to customers in the Chicago area.
USA: Illinois; Indiana; Michigan; Wisconsin