Food and Farm Communications Fund

Fund Description: 

Launched in 2012, the Food and Farm Communications Fund is a multi-funder collaborative and pooled grant program organized around a shared belief in the role of strategic communications and narrative to build power and embolden transformative change in our food and farm systems. The Food and Farm Communications Fund provides targeted communications funding and resources to community-based organizations working at the forefront of food and farm systems change. The Fund advances communications initiatives and media projects to help shift narrative and further the goals of the grassroots and their allies. The Fund also seeks to influence increased funding and prioritization of communications as an essential tool in movement-building and systems change.

In 2018, the Fund undertook an evaluation to learn from its history, better understand the communications needs and priorities of its grantee population, and to adjust its program offerings for deepened impact. To learn more about the findings of this evaluation, read Funding Food and Farm Communications.

Contact Person: 
​​For general inquiries or if you’d like to explore joining the Fund as a funder partner, please contact Hilde Steffey at info@foodandfarmcommunications.org.


Fund Offerings:
The Core Grants Program is the central offering of the Food and Farm Communications Fund, awarding targeted communications support to community-based nonprofit organizations and grassroots networks working to advance systemic and cultural change across our food and farm systems. A program overview as well as criteria, restrictions, and application details can be found online at https://foodandfarmcommunications.org/grantmaking/core-grants/.

Grant Overview:

The Core Grants Program is the central offering of the Food and Farm Communications Fund, awarding targeted communications support to community-based nonprofit organizations and grassroots networks working to advance systemic and cultural change across our food and farm systems. We’ve set our sights on building power and shifting narratives, and are looking to support organizations vested in the long view, with equity and resilience as central pillars of their vision. With limited resources, the Fund is not able to support an organization’s ongoing communications activities.

Timeline:

Application launch date: November 8, 2019
Deadline: December 9, 2019
Invitations for Full Proposals sent by January 17, 2020
Grantees notified by March 13, 2020

Online Application:

In order to better serve funders and grantees, we are transitioning to new application software. We appreciate your patience during this transition. For technical assistance with the application process or questions about the transition, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.

Click here to access the online application.

If this is your first time accessing the application software, please click the Register button in the upper right hand corner. If you are a first time user, but your organization has an application account, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452 to be added to your organization.