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.

Acknowledging this important opening, the Food and Farm Communications Fund combined all available funds for 2020-2021 programs into a round of grantmaking focused entirely on advancing grassroots narratives: investing in the training, collaboration, capacity-building, and infrastructure needed to ensure the voice, vision, and power of frontline communities are amplified at this critical time.

We are thrilled to share the powerful group of 2021 Crisis & Change Frontline Support grantees, now featured on our Grantees page.

We anticipate re-opening the Core Grant program in January 2022 and the Capacity Mini-Grant program in Spring 2022.

Core Grants Program

Investing in strategic communications and narrative change to advance the grassroots.

CLOSED: The application process for this program will open January 2022.

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Capacity Mini-Grants

Supporting communications capacity-building 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 most recent Impact Media Award recipients.

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Past and Current Grantees

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Join Us

Since its launch in 2012, the Fund has seeded the field with more than $3.5 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!


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.