Grants for Farms

Oregon Community Food Systems Network (OCFSN)

The Oregon Community Food System Network brings people and organizations together to broaden understanding of issues, build relationships and trust, develop common purpose, and create collective capacity to realize our shared vision. Goals of the OCFSN -  Improve communication and collaboration at local, regional, and state levels Identify and support replication and expansion of effective…

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Oregon Community Food System Network (OCFSN) – Disaster Resilience Grant Program

The Oregon Community Food System Network (OCFSN) is a 501(c)(3) made up of a collaboration of nonprofit organizations and allies dedicated to strengthening local and regional food systems to deliver better economic, social, health, and environmental outcomes across the state. Farmer & Rancher Disaster Resilience Grant Program During the 2023 Oregon Legislative Session, $2.65 million…

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High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) Agricultural Support Program

HDFFA improves the viability of farmers and ranchers through relationship building and marketing, technical, and capacity support.  We collaborate with regional organizations and agencies to offer workshops, networking events, grants and financial assistance. Our Get a Taste marketing campaign builds awareness of High Desert producers and products to the Central Oregon community. In 2024, funding for…

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American Farmland Trust – Brighter Future Fund

The Brighter Future Fund of American Farmland Trust focuses on providing resources to beginning, women and veteran farmers, as well as those historically resilient farmers identifying as socially disadvantaged in alignment with the USDA. The grant cycle opens for a short period each year, but you can sign up for alerts on their website.

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National Young Farmers Coalition – Mini Grants to Beginning Farmers

The National Young Farmers Coalition partners with Chipotle each year to offer $5000 mini grants to beginning farmers. According to their website, they "strongly encourage farmers of color, Indigenous farmers, and farmers who are facing significant structural barriers to accessing other funding opportunities and success in agriculture to apply." You can also view previous grantees…

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National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) – Resources for Beginning & Minority Farmers

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) - Resources for Beginning & Minority Farmers -- A list of blog posts and other informational resources pertaining to beginning BIPOC farmers.

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Rodale Institute – Micro-Grant BIPOC Program

Rodale Institute, in partnership with Organic Farmers Association, offers a micro-grant program specifically targeted to support small-scale BIPOC farmers, whether organic, transitioning to organic, or an aspiring organic farmer. Grant funding is focused on needs such as tools, equipment, training, consulting, or anything that ensures the farmer’s success. Funding should have the potential to positively…

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Federal – Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – A USDA NRCS program that provides funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies to address pressing natural resource concerns. It supports the development of new tools, approaches, practices, and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands.  

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State Grants – Specialty Crop Block Grants

Specialty Crop Block Grants are offered annually, and are accessible to non-profits, local governments, producer groups, universities and other organizations to enhance the production or competitiveness of Oregon’s specialty crop industries.  

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