This year, The FruitGuys Community Fund increased the number of grants awarded to small American farms and agricultural nonprofits to 10, providing a total of $40,133 in funding for sustainable agriculture projects.
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.
Reduced carbon footprints and record numbers of pollinators are just a couple highlights of the early results farms are reporting as a result of the agriculture sustainability grants they received earlier this year from The FruitGuys Community Fund.
The FruitGuys Community Fund, a nonprofit fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, will award small American farms and agricultural nonprofits a total of $35,643 in 2015 for sustainability projects intended to have a positive impact on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity.
The FruitGuys has formed a new non-profit organization to promote sustainable agriculture practices for small farms, an evolution of the company’s Farm Steward Program, which has provided farmers with aid since 2008.