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Lakewinds Organic Field Fund (LOFF)

Lakewinds Food Co-op

Closed January 31, 2021

About

Lakewinds Organic Field Fund­ (LOFF) is a grant program dedicated to making an impact on local farming and organic food by furthering the development and sustainability of farms in the region. Supporting local and organic farms is key to our mission. Organic farms and producers are part of our ongoing effort to build a local food system that values the financial health of smaller scale agriculture, soil health, environmental responsibility, and the desires of our owners for high quality, organic food.

Proposal Deadline:

  • The deadline for application to Lakewinds Organic Field Fund is Friday, January 31, 2021. You may start an application and return to it later if you’re not able to complete it all at once, but the final application must be submitted by the deadline date.

  • If a project is funded, applicants will be notified and funds awarded by mid-March, 2021. Awarded funds will be paid out in full at the time of announcement. If a project or grant contains any special conditions, no monies are disbursed until those conditions have been met.

Funding levels:

Lakewinds requests proposals which have objectives that are realistically achievable with a modest level of funding. LOFF has a maximum grant limit of $8,000 per farm each year.

Multi-year projects:

LOFF acknowledges the importance of conducting long-term research to verify experimental results. The LOFF committee will consider funding multi-year projects, but cannot guarantee funding for any project beyond a single year. Submission of an interim report and new proposal is required to be considered for continued funding in subsequent years.

Eligibility

Tell us your story! Funding is available for the following types of project proposals:

  1. Organic certification

  2. Transitioning a conventional farm to organic

  3. Any type of project that helps a farm scale its offerings

  4. Any type of project that helps a farm improve efficiency or effectiveness

LOFF will not provide funding for:

  • Political or religious programs

  • Non-profit organizations

  • General operating or marketing expenses

  • Endowment funds

  • Scholarships

  • Fundraising events

  • Proposals that do not address organic farming issues

Terms

If a project is funded, applicants will be notified and funds awarded by mid-March, 2020. Awarded funds will be paid out in full at the time of announcement. If a project or grant contains any special conditions, no monies are disbursed until those conditions have been met.

Resources

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Details

Deadline

January 31, 2021

Organization

Lakewinds Food Co-op

Financial Instrument

Grant

Maximum Award Amount

$8,000

Image Credit

Nic McPhee

Updated January 28, 2021

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