Grants support economic development and food security in Mendocino and Lake counties by distributing grants to fund capacity-building projects on small farms. When small farms are successful the result is a strong local food system and a resilient agricultural community, capable of facing ongoing challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the impacts of wildfires and climate change.
Strong grant candidates demonstrate environmentally beneficial practices, maximize food production for local consumption, and prioritize providing affordable food for underserved members of our community.
The 2023 grant cycle awarded $99,000 to 23 three farms.
Our next grant cycle will open for applications February 1, 2024.