Sustainability Grants to Small Farms
The FruitGuys Community Fund, a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Initiatives, was founded in 2012 to provide small grants to small farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that have a large positive impact on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity.
The FruitGuys Community Fund Impact 2012-2020:
1,256 Acres stewarded
83% Women and/or person of color-owned farms
66% Family-owned farms
90% Increasing low-income food access
98% Beginning Farmers
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What kinds of farms get grants? Meet The FruitGuys Alumni Grantees from each year.
We believe that providing small, manageable grants can have big impacts for farms. Small independent American farms are catalysts for environmental and economic self-sufficiency, sustainability, and food access. Our goal is to back small farms in their efforts for greater environmental and economic health, community engagement, and advocacy that supports sustainable agriculture.
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