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The FruitGuys Community Fund

by Jen Currier

Founded in 2012, The FruitGuys Community Fund, a nonprofit fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is unique in providing small grants that have big impacts for farms. Our goal is to back small farms in their efforts for greater environmental and economic health, community engagement, and advocacy that supports sustainable agriculture.

In 2013, we funded five sustainability projects in CA and PA, totaling nearly $20,000. In 2014, our funding supported eight sustainability projects in CA, IL, MD, PA, and WI. Recipients were awarded a total of $30,000 in grants. In 2015, eight recipients were awarded a total of $35,643 in grants for sustainability projects in CA, IL, MD, and NJ. These grants help farms Enhance Pollinator Insect Habitats, Converse Water, Increase Soil Health, and Extend Growing Season.

Mavenjoy replies:
Great! What a wonderful addition. So glad to know about it and share it with our readers. Will also get it posted on on our RSS feed. The FruitGuys grant cycle for grants of $2,000-$5,000 is now open. Learn more and apply.

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