The Farmers Advocating for Organics Fund grant program administers three different giving categories: Annual, Sustaining and Initiatives. In each of these categories, we award projects that benefit independent, organic family farmers through research, education or advocacy.
This category is comprised of Small Grants & Full Grants for specific projects. Successful proposals will need to affect independent, organic, family farmers by addressing one or more of the following giving categories:
Projects must be organic-specific—oriented toward protecting, safeguarding and advancing organic agriculture and the organic marketplace.
Requests (under $5,000) may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed two times per year, March 1 and September 1, with decisions announced within eight weeks. Download the Small Grant Funding Application.
Requests ($5001- $50,000), beginning with a Letter of Inquiry, are due September 1 with decisions announced by December 1.
SPECIAL NOTICE: The 2014 Full Grant cycle is closed. We will be opening this category again in 2015. We are still accepting Small Grant proposals for the Sept. 1, 2014 deadline.
FAFO also directs funds in a proactive and focused manner by reserving a portion of its budget for Sustaining and Initiative grants.
We do not accept unsolicited requests for these grant categories.
Sustaining Grants are multi-year grants given to organizations selected by the FAFO Committee on the merits of their overall work and long-time partnership with CROPP Cooperative. FAFO commits to funding the awarded organizations for three years. We are proud to support these organizations in their hard work.
Our initiatives are designed to increase the fund’s impact by proactively aiming funds at areas of critical importance to the organic movement. The general goals of these FAFO projects are
The FAFO Committee designates the themes of the initiatives in two year increments.