Our Work Frequently Asked Questions
- The Core Grant Program will open back up in February
- We close application by mid-March
- Our Grant Advisory Committee completes an extensive review by end of April
- Announcements are made by end of May
While you will find eligibility guidelines on our website [hyperlink to eligibility], in summary, we look for the following criteria when evaluating each request:
- Does the project/initiatives directly affect change within food and agricultural systems (e.g. land sovereignty, food security, inclusive economy, water and soil stewardship, climate justice, labor organizing, sustainable/regenerative/reindigenized practices and healing traditions)?
- Is there an organizational analysis of structural and institutional racism in the food and farm system, as well as a clear understanding and strategy as to how the organization works to advance racial equity and justice?
- Is the work of the organization and/or project movement building?
- Does the proposal align with our Fund’s core values?
- Does the organization have capacity to carry out the proposed project?
The Core Grants program supports the following projects and activities, in no particular order of priority:
- Communications projects that build collective power and connection to and within the food and agricultural systems change movement
- Communications strategy planning
- Communications-based capacity development, e.g. training
- Implementing or upgrading communications infrastructure & tools
- Development of content or creative media and cultural organizing projects/initiatives
- Sourcing short-term communications staffing support or outside consulting
- Strategic narrative development, message framing, and integration
- Campaigns, movement building events, or experiences that use communications/media that build collective power and connection to and within the food and agricultural systems change movement
You can visit our Core Grants page for more details and find additional project examples on our Grantee Partners.
Yes, we do not resource the following projects:
- Academic research
- Capital or endowment campaigns
- Discretionary or emergency requests
- Litigation or legal expenses
- Marketing or branding of for-profit corporation products or services