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by The FruitGuys Community Fund

Join us to support small farms in their journey toward greater environmental, economic, and community health. Our goal is to raise an additional $5,000 allowing us to support up to three more farms. 100% of your tax deductible donation goes to a farm.

What We Do:
The FruitGuys Community Fund provides small grants (up to $5,000) to small farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that have large positive impacts on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity. Since 2012, we've awarded more that $214,000 to 54 small sustainable farms. With your help, we'll be able to increase our impact on small farms. By growing their long-term success, you can help build a stronger, local food system that equally values the health of the land, your community, and your family. 

Why We Need Support:
Every year we receive more requests than we can fulfill. In 2018, we were able to award $47,534 in grants to 13 small farms out of 130 applications. This year, we received a record 318 letters of intent (a 140% increase) proposing many wonderful sustainability projects from very worthy farms. Our grant review committee has chosen 21 finalists based on specific criteria, including project feasibility, proposed objective(s), and regional impact. There's such a need to help. That's why we want to extend our reach. Our goal is to raise an additional $5,000 allowing us to support three more farms. 

Your Impact:
Independent farmers are struggling. They are masters at stretching budgets, applying precious dollars to projects that contribute to food sustainability and economic stability. Often they are the unsung heroes in our communities. You may see them at your local farmers market. Or, you enjoy their fresh, organic produce at your favorite neighborhood cafe. 

Before granting money to a farm, The FruitGuys Community Fund reviews each grant request carefully. 100% of your donation goes to a farm, not consultants or administrative fees. We fund projects that address water conservation, natural pest control, energy efficiency, soil health or pollination. Feel good that your money directly supports healthy and sustainable local food production. Double your funds by asking your employer about a matching contribution! 

*Your donation is tax-deductible. Donors will receive a donation receipt via email. 

Questions? Email: [email protected] 

The FruitGuys Community Fund
C/O Community Initiatives
1000 Broadway Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607