Rodale Institute, in partnership with Organic Farmers Association, offers a micro-grant program specifically targeted to support small-scale BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) farmers, whether organic, transitioning to organic, or an aspiring organic farmer.
Timeframe: Applications open on January 1 and are due by March 31 of each year. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of Rodale Institute staff and board members, Organic Farmers Association, and/or partnerships with other groups as appropriate. Funding decisions will be made by May 31. Funds will be available immediately and released as per the demands of the project being funded.
Application Process: The application process is a streamlined internal process requiring a single-page application and budget, with additional appendices permitted to a limit of 5 pages. Application should be submitted to Elaine Macbeth, Chief Financial Officer, via email or mail. The office of the CFO is available for help with any or all parts of the application process, but input from Rodale Institute staff or any other office is no assurance that the project being submitted will be funded.