Spotlight on Agricultural Funding Opportunities
December 21, 2015
This month’s Spotlight on Agricultural Funding Opportunities looks at 4 grants that farmers may find useful.
1.) Frontera Farmer Foundation Grants
The Frontera Farmer Foundation will award grants up to $12,000 for capital improvements to small and medium-size, individually owned farms that sell to customers in the Chicago area. Farmers must have been in business for at least three years and must demonstrate how the grant will improve both their farm’s viability and the availability of locally grown food products in the Chicago area.
Applications must be received by February 27, 2016.
2.) Southwest Wisconsin Mentorship Program for Future Livestock Farmers
This is a beginning farmer training and support program for livestock farmers in Southwest Wisconsin.
They are looking for mentors (experienced farmers) to participate as well as beginning farmers. See below for more details!
Interested parties can visit www.swbadger.org/beginning-farmers for more information and to apply.
The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016.
Contact Robert Bauer at email@example.com or 314-662-3281 with additional questions
3.) The FruitGuys Community Fund
The FruitGuys Community Fund provides grants up to $5,000 to small farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that have large positive impacts on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity. Preference will be given to applicants within 250 miles of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, or Phoenix. Projects should help farms and/or orchards operate more sustainably, both environmentally and economically, as well as strengthen community outreach.
Applications are due by February 15, 2016.
4.) Fiskars Project Orange Thumb
Community Garden Spaces in the U.S. and Canada Supported
Project Orange Thumb, sponsored by Fiskars, is dedicated to supporting the community garden movement throughout the U.S. and Canada. Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb garden grants provide tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources. Project Orange Thumb is intended to promote new garden spaces and garden expansions. Nonprofit organizations, public schools, and municipalities in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply.
The application deadline is February 1, 2016.
Visit the Fiskars website to submit an online application:
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