Applications for the 2024 Cultivators Fund are now closed.

    This year our application window was February 25th - March 12th. We will be funding 45 applicants by random lottery. All grant recipients will receive $500 each. 

    Now that applications have been collected, we will be approving applications that have met the listed criteria, and we will be using a lottery system for selecting the awardees.  

    We will make award notices in mid-late March 2024. Awardees will be notified by email and for questions or information please contact  

    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 for 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!