Brighter Future Fund

Applications will be reviewed and awarded in the order the applications were received, based on eligibility.
American Farmland Trust administers the Brighter Future Fund to provide direct support to farmers and ranchers across the country. In 2021, funding will be allocated to help farmers 1) Improve farm viability; 2) Access, transfer, or permanently protect farmland; or 3) Adopt regenerative agricultural practices. This year, the Brighter Future Fund will focus on providing resources to farmers who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+). Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $5,000 per project. As funding remains, awards will be made an ongoing basis to eligible applicants that fulfill all application requirements and meet selection criteria.