Grantmaking

The Food and Farm Communications Fund took us up two or three levels in our communications work. The videos we were able to produce were high quality, professional, and two years later are still in use. It not only raised our profile and success, but the quality also raised our internal sense of importance of our work.Food and Farm Communications Fund Grantee

Our Grant Offerings in a Time of Crisis and Change

The Covid-19 crisis has put a spotlight on the inherent injustices of an extractive food system that prioritizes profits over people, and impacts Black, Indigenous, and other people of color at highly disproportionate rates. We know this story is not new. Yet the heightened exposure of these fatal flaws—combined with the acute moment of visibility and mass action for racial justice—opens a key opportunity to uplift a counter-vision rooted in the values of equity, justice, and resilience, and of grassroots-led transformation.

Major change must come. Acknowledging this important opening, the Food and Farm Communications Fund will be shifting our grant offerings for the 2020-2021 funding cycle, combining both our Core and Capacity Mini-Grant programs into a round of funding focused entirely on advancing grassroots narratives: investing in the training, collaboration, capacity-building, and infrastructure needed to ensure the voice, vision, and power of impacted communities are amplified at this critical time.

This round of grantmaking will be by invite only. Further details will be shared with invited organizations by early Fall. We anticipate re-opening both the Core and Capacity Mini-Grant programs in late 2021.

Core Grants Program

Targeted communications support to advance grassroots organizations and their networks

CLOSED: This program is not currently accepting applications

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Capacity Mini-Grants

Communications capacity boosts and skills development opportunities

CLOSED: This program is not currently accepting applications

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Impact Media Awards

Recognizing influential media that’s captivating audiences and making a difference

ANNUAL AWARD: Check out our inaugural Impact Media Award recipients

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Past and Current Grantees

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Since its launch in 2012, the Fund has seeded the field with more than $3 million in targeted communications support. Yet we know the gap in communications funding remains significant and urgent. In addition to our grant programs, we work to inspire increased investment in communications at large. If you are a funder interested in learning more about the Food and Farm Communications Fund, or ways to bolster communications through your own grantmaking, let’s connect!


PHOTO CREDITS

Cover > Homegrown Stories by Western Organization of Resource Councils“Film Crew” by Agricultural Justice Project; “Tactics” by Food Chain Workers Alliance; Homeplace Under Fire by Farm Aid“Blueberries” by Veeterzy via Unsplash.