Farm Aid's Work

Building the Movement

In addition to Farm Aid’s work throughout the year to build a thriving family farm-centered system of agriculture, Farm Aid funds family farm and rural service organizations through our annual grant program. We view our grantees around the country as critical on-the-ground partners in the movement to keep family farmers on the land, producing good food for all.

Grants

Farm Aid partners with organizations working to strengthen family farm agriculture all over America. Each year, proceeds from our annual festival and our generous community of donors are granted to nonprofit organizations. Since our first concert in 1985, we’ve granted nearly $24 million to over 300 organizations nationwide.

“Farm Aid is proud to make grants to support so many good people engaged in the work of changing our food system. The real power of Farm Aid’s grants is in the network of changemakers they knit together, in cities and rural areas across this country.” — Willie Nelson

Learn more about Farm Aid’s grant program


Meet Our Grantees

Farm Aid’s grantmaking is focused on work that enhances the viability of family farm agriculture in the United States. We issue grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations that serve family farmers in one of three funding areas:

  • Growing the Good Food Movement
  • Helping Farmers Thrive
  • Taking Action to Change the System

In 2017, Farm Aid granted a total of $733,914 to our partner organizations, family farmers recovering from disaster, and to farmers and advocates through our Farmer Leadership Fund.

Meet our current grantees


Our Grant Quilt

Our Grant Quilt threads together a vibrant network of family farm organizations. Explore it to read profiles of groups making a difference for family farmers and good food all over the country.

Check out our Grant Quilt

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