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Brighter Future Fund

Direct support to farmers across the country to strengthen farm resilience, enhance farm viability, and improve access to land.

Meet 2020 Grant Recipients

In 2020, AFT, in partnership with Tillamook, awarded grants up to $5,000 to farmers across the country. Read about some of those farmers and how the grants impacted their agricultural journeys.

America’s agricultural community faced unique challenges at the hands of COVID-19. The challenges were magnified in underserved communities, severely impacting farmers who are women, Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), and/or who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LBGTQ). Across the country, people witnessed how essential farmers and ranchers are, and simultaneously that we must do more for those serving on the frontlines of our food system.

In 2020, American Farmland Trust provided more than $2.5 million to 2,000 farmers, helping when help was needed most. Though relief was critical, the need remains to help farmers build towards a more secure, resilient future.

Brighter Future Fund Round 2        – 2021 –

The 2021 Brighter Future Fund aims to provide grants of up to $5,000 directly to 150 farmers. Thanks to the generosity of a lead partner, 100% of all funds raised will go directly to farmers and all funds will be directed to farmers who are BIPOC, LGBTQ, and/or women.

With the help of your support, the Brighter Future Fund will leverage AFT’s proven experience to directly help farmers in small but meaningful ways including: