RAFI-USA’s Farmers of Color Network Fund provides support to farmers for new and innovative agricultural projects and ideas that will increase farm viability, support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional and cultural farming practices, as well as assist local food economies. These grants are largely focused on farm infrastructure projects such as refrigeration, fencing, structures, equipment, and other improvements that increase the sustainability and resilience of farmers who are members of the Farmers of Color Network.
Between 2020 and 2022, we have awarded $603,300 to 90 grantees in nine states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Three rounds of grants have recently closed. Check the specifics of eligibility, range of grants, and geographic location by visiting our 2023 Grants Guidelines page. https://www.rafiusa.org/programs/farmers-of-color-network/2023-grant-guidelines/
All grant programs for the Farmers of Color Network and Caribbean Farmer Network are closed for 2023. Thanks for your interest in applying. To learn more about future grant opportunities, please sign-up for our e-newsletter and indicate your interest in the Farmers of Color Network. We will announce new grant opportunities annually, usually at the beginning of the year, through our newsletter, on our website, and on social media.
* In 2023, two new programs were added: Caribbean Farmers Network and Beginning Farmer grants.