Community Fund Barnraiser Gives Cash to Small Farms

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Want to help small farms achieve greater environmental, economic, and community health? Donate now to The FruitGuys Community Fund’s Barnraiser project! The Community Fund is one of the only nonprofits that provides cash grants of up to $5,000 to small farms for sustainability projects such as water, soil, and energy conservation; pollinator habitat plantings; and crop diversity.

Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 by midnight on Thursday, March 31, 2016. This could fund an additional one, two, or possibly three farms. If we fail to make our goal, all pledges will be returned. All backers will receive a personal thank you note. Pledge $50 or more to receive a U.S.-made canvas market tote bag; pledge $100 to $500 to receive a sample FruitGuys organic fruit box plus a market tote; or pledge $1,000 or $2,500 and receive a market tote and fruit delivery every week for an entire year!

Any small farm or agricultural nonprofit in the U.S. can apply for a grant. A record number of farms—110—applied for the 2016 grants. Each project application is scored on a matrix of parameters, including sustainability, region, and food access. Our volunteer grant review committee is currently reviewing the applicants, and final selections will be announced on April 6, 2016.

Your donation has a huge impact on a small farm: 100% of your donation goes to the farm, not to consultants or administrative fees. Learn more about the projects we fund. We’re now at 50% of our all-or-nothing fundraising goal, with 8 days to go.

Click here to support our project if you can or spread the word to others.

The first 10 backers to pledge $300 will receive this beautiful reclaimed wine barrel platter! Perfect for fruit, cheese, nuts, charcuterie, and more! Made of 100% reclaimed material and completely food grade. Don’t wait!

We fund projects that address water conservation, natural pest control, energy efficiency, soil health, and pollination. You can feel good knowing that your money goes to producing healthy and sustainable food.

Sheila Cassani is GoodWorks Ambassador for The FruitGuys.
 
 

 

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