501c3 public charities (and organizations that are treated as such under IRS regulation, including schools, churches, hospitals, and government entities) are eligible to apply. Applicants must be based in Arkansas or have a significant on-the-ground presence working in Arkansas.
Grant Funding Range
Grants will range from $10,000 to $15,000.
Where We’re Currently Making Grants
All geographic areas of the state are eligible to apply.
What We’re Looking For
- Programs that address barriers to local food production or support small growers
- Proposals that show evidence of partnership and/or how your program connects to a broader ecosystem of local food production and access
- Project personnel (staff or key volunteers) who have experience with food production, farming, food business marketing or emergency food distribution
What We’re NOT Looking For
Each request is considered on its own merit. However, the following types of requests will not be considered:
- Community gardening programs that are primarily focused on teaching gardening skills or offering a place for neighbors to garden for their own personal use. While these programs are important, this grant opportunity is more focused on increasing wider community access to locally grown food, either through bringing more food to market or significant distribution to people experiencing food insecurity.
- PK-12 school gardens that are primarily for educational purposes rather than significant food production.