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Black Farmer Fund

Black Farmer Fund

Black Farmer Fund (BFF) is an emerging community investment fund that invests in black food systems entrepreneurs in New York State. Beyond making investments in these communities, they also emphasize building financial education and investment literacy and active involvement of the community when discussing and creating financing options.

Black Farmer Fund's Vision

BFF's vision is a thriving, resilient food economy in which the consumers and producers of this black food ecosystem participate as community wealth builders, to repair black communities’ relationship to food and land.  Achieving this vision requires that Black farmers and food business owners benefit equitably from financing, intellectual capital, technical assistance, networking, and public policies.


  • For Black farmers, vendors, food distributors, caterers, restaurant owners, composters, and other food business actors, we will provide non-extractive blended capital financing that suits their needs and their current reality. Community wealth building is key to BFF's mission and BFF also provides opportunities to facilitate learning exchanges with its community members and finance experts to expand their knowledge base around financial tools.

  • For social impact investors, BFF provides a means to support and strengthen the economic infrastructure of Black food businesses and build community power and community wealth building.

Application Instructions

If you are black food business in New York State looking for community and support, email the black farmer fund to get connected:



Black Farmer Fund

Financial Instrument

Grant, Loan

Updated March 22, 2024

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