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, we 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.
Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program (PRS)
Agricultural Marketing Service · Due Nov 22
- Nutrition & Food Safety
- Disaster Relief
- Farmers Market
- Technical Assistance
- Public Health
Northeast AgEnhancement Grant
Farm Credit East
- Forest Management
- Food Systems
- Beginning Farmers
Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Small Grants Program (NNYADP-SGP)
New York Department of Agriculture and Markets · Due Oct 29
- Local Food
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Cost Share
- Soil Health
- Certified Organic
- Water Quality
- Forest Management
- Waterway Protection
- Wetland Conservation
- Pest Management
Black Farmer Fund
Updated September 28, 2021
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