45 Midwest Farmers of Color awarded $500 in 2024 Cultivators Funds!

This year we doubled the amount of awards from 2023! We expanded the geographic eligibility to farmers of color in 8 Midwest States and selected eligible applicants through a random lottery. We regranted a total of $23,000 to farm and garden projects in urban and rural communities,  supporting BIPOC locally and sustainably grown food in our region. 


Look out for our next round in Winter/Spring of 2025! 


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History of the Cultivators Fund:

Midwest Farmers of Color are helping heal climate change and food apartheid. When we have emergent needs, we need quick & accessible support. This fund began in 2022 as a way to help support our farmers with critical, early season investments each year. In 2023 MFCC gave out 19 mini grants, contributing to things like soil improvements, fencing, value added product development, seed purchasing and more. We're so proud of the Cultivators Fund and will continue to share more of what farmers of color in the Midwest get out of it!