Our Grants Programs fall into two primary categories: Small Grants made to nonprofit organizations through our online application process and grants made to nonprofit groups that we have invited to submit proposals.
Small Grants represent the vast majority of our Grants Programs and account for more than 70% of our total giving. These grants are awarded for general organizational support or to fund specific projects.
Small Grants average approximately $8,000 each. Applications must be received by February 15 for consideration during the first quarter of the year, and May 15, August 15, and November 1 for consideration of funding during the second, third and fourth quarters, respectively. (Of course we would appreciate it if you could submit your application earlier in the quarter.) Grants awarded during a particular quarter will be announced at the beginning of the following quarter.
Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective*
Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them.
Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level.
Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.
Areas not funded:
Farmer-Veteran Coalition helps returning veterans find training and employment on America’s farms. Both veterans and farmers can benefit from working together, by growing our green economy, rebuilding our rural communities, and securing a safe and healthy food supply.