At American Farmland Trust, we believe in supporting the people who grow our food. Healthy farmland and farmers to steward it are central to our very existence. Plus, we know that keeping farmers on the land is one of the most vital strategies for protecting farmland. When we support farmers directly, we’re investing in a brighter future, for all of us!
The Brighter Future Fund provides microgrants of up to $5,000 directly to underrepresented farmers, specifically beginning farmers, women, veteran, BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color), and LGBTQ+ farmers, to help strengthen farm resilience, enhance farm viability, and improve land access outcomes. These grants are our continued investment in sustaining farms, doing right by the land, and by the people who steward it.