Food and Farming Recent Grants

Photo courtesy of The Utopian Seed Project.

  • Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $80,000 over two years
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to support farm viability by connecting farmers with consumer demand through its Farm Fresh for Health initiative.
  • Bounty & Soul
    Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Rutherford, and Transylvania counties
    Grant Amount: $25,000
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to support two of its “pillar programs”: Produce to the People™ and Farmers Alliance, programs that address food, farms, and health through a lens of equity and inclusion.
  • MANNA FoodBank
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $50,000
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to cover program, operational, and food purchase costs of its mobile food programs.
  • Organic Growers School
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $25,000
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to implement programming that provides WNC farmers with individualized support, advanced education, and mentoring services to enhance farmer success and sustainability.
  • Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR)
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $45,000
    Fiscal Year 2022
    for general operating funds to support the implementation of a universal community-grown food share program.
  • The Utopian Seed Project
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $30,000
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to fund the outfitting of an on-farm greenhouse and to assist with general operating expenses.
  • Macon County Public Health (as the fiscal sponsor for MountainWise)
    Buncombe, Jackson, Haywood, Transylvania, Madison, and Rutherford counties
    Grant Amount: $41,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to support the continuation of the Double Up Food Bucks program in Buncombe, Jackson, Haywood, Transylvania, Madison, and Rutherford counties.
  • Organic Growers School
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $25,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    for general operating support, including support for programming that provides WNC farmers with individualized support, advanced education, and mentoring services to enhance farmer success and sustainability.
  • Organic Growers School (on behalf of the WNC Food Justice Planning Initiative)
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $20,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to fund the second phase of this collaborative regional project to create a thriving and resilient local food system with food justice for all in WNC.
  • The Utopian Seed Project
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $30,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to assist with general operating expenses in order to develop a regional seed hub that can support, encourage, and celebrate a diverse food system of regionally-adapted crops.

Food and Farming Grant History