Resourcing Community, From the Ground Up

Our offerings are prioritized for grassroots organizations with 501(c)(3) status or with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, that are led by and serving constituents that have been historically — and are currently — marginalized by powerful and privileged actors in food and farm systems, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color; farmers; food system workers; fisherfolk; and healers.

Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

Applicant criteria

Be a U.S. based grassroots organization or network with 501(c)(3) status or with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor or a tribal government

Have an average annual revenue of less than $3 million (if current revenue is over $3 million, an average organizational revenue over the last three years that is under $3 million will qualify)

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)

Clearly demonstrate 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

Clearly demonstrate a commitment to integrating the leadership of constituents within the organization’s staffing, advising, and governance structures

Be collaborative in approach and practice

Not eligible:

Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status or do not have a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status;

Individuals or scholarship programs;

Businesses or business associations;

Schools, Colleges, or Universities;

State agencies or government programs;

The Food and Farm Communications Fund does not support the following activities: academic research projects; endowment campaigns; discretionary or emergency requests; or litigation or legal expenses.