American Farmland Trust has a Brighter Future Fund, which is a grant program providing direct financial support to farmers and ranchers across the country. Applications for this grant are now open!! Grants are for up to $5,000. In 2021, funding will be allocated to help farmers:
- Improve farm viability;
- Access, transfer, or permanently protect farmland; or
- Adopt regenerative agricultural practices.
In recognition of the need for greater equity and inclusion for all groups who have been, and still are, marginalized, in 2021, the Brighter Future Fund will focus on providing resources to farmers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+).
Applications are reviewed as they come in.