Grants for agricultural organizations

692 agriculture nonprofits received at least $26.1 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 575 grants made from 422 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $2,000. Of these 422 foundations, 88% made just a single grant to agricultural orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more agricultural orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$26,085,478
Total grant dollars given to agricultural organizations
575
Number of grants made annually to agricultural organizations
422
Number of grantmakers funding agricultural organizations
$2,000
Median grant size to agricultural organizations

Foundations that support agriculture nonprofits

Out of all grants made to agricultural organizations, 69% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 95% of the dollar-value of grants to agricultural orgs. Foundations funding agricultural orgs also made grants to food banks, land conservation groups, animal shelters, multiservice human service organizations, and theaters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
293
Medium
 
68
Large
 
58
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
21
Private
 
335
Corporate
 
26
Other
 
40

Grants made

Grants made to agricultural orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
372
2-3
 
36
4-10
 
11
11+
 
3

Top 10 foundations supporting agriculture nonprofits

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to agricultural orgsNumber of grants made to agricultural orgsMedian grant size
Clif Bar Family FoundationCANational3.4%28$4,000
Land O'Lakes FoundationMNNational0.4%19$1,000
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%14$1,000
Farm AidMANational5.2%10$5,000
Leichtag FoundationCAState0.3%10$2,200
Allstadt Hardin FoundationNYNational0.5%8$20
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.0%6$1,500
The O-I Charities FoundationOHState0.5%5$1,580
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%5$500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%5$100

Agriculture nonprofits grantees

Agricultural organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 65% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 10% of all agricultural orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
569
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
6

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,580
$100k-$500k
 
$2,300
$500k-$1M
 
$1,825
$1M-$5M
 
$2,000
>$5M
 
$1,094

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
62
Massachusetts
 
56
New York
 
54
Ohio
 
35
Other
 
368

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Providence
 
30
San Francisco
 
28
New York City
 
27
Boston
 
22
Other
 
379

Top 25 grants made to agricultural organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture$5,000,000ResearchFoundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)
The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation$4,577,245Scholarships, Faculty Support, Departmental Support and Facility SupportNC State Investment Fund
Agricultural Development Fund$4,226,072To Provide Means for Agricultural Youth To Further Educational / Vocational Opportunities.Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate
Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin$4,198,046Advertising ProgramDairy Promotion
CCOF Certification Services LLC$4,006,156ContractCalifornia Certified Organic FarmersInc
Carnation Farms$2,732,598General SupportParasol Tahoe Community Foundation
Veterans To Farmers$5,000Program SupportVeterans Passport To Hope
Hope Farm$5,000General SupportLittle Big Shot
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation$5,000Mobile Ag Classroom SuppliesThe Agricultural and Environmental Research Foundation
Friends of Family Farmers$5,000DonationThe Friedman Family Charitable Trust
Franklinton Gardens$5,000Urban AffairsThe Columbus Foundation
Soul Fire Farm Institute$5,000Matching GiftsRobert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Stone BARNS Center FOR Food and Agriculture$5,000DonationThe Giammalva Family Foundation
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT)$5,000Promoting and Supporting Conservation Issues: Preserving Marin's FarmlandSunshine Polka-Dot Foundation
Taylor Farmers Market$5,000Community TransformationDTE Energy Foundation
Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation (CAFF)$5,000For Core Operating Support for the Small Farm Tech Expo in December in Santa Rosa To Improve Access To Healthy Food in Underserved Communities.California Wellness Foundation
One Montana$5,000General SupportDavid and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Stem Connection$5,000Virtual ProgrammingDon Wood Foundation (DWF)
Snipes Farm and Education Center$5,000Various Charitable PurposesRostair Foundation
The Farm Collaborative$5,000General PurposesJane A Lehman and Alan G Lehman Foundation
Fibershed$5,000DonationSorci Family Foundation
Fair Food$5,000CharitableLL Charitable Foundation
Organic Farm School$5,000EducationIngram-White Castle Foundation
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT)$5,000General SupportChrysopolae Foundation
Sonshine Folk School Farm$5,000UnrestrictedThe Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County (SLOCCF)
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Agricultural organizations" category for this page is determined by the "K20: Agricultural Programs" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.