The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded its spring grants to fund efforts in agriculture-related programming. The organization is now accepting applications for the fall grant cycle until Oct. 1. For funding eligibility requirements and to apply, visit ofbf.org/foundation/aagrants.
The OFBF funds programs that create a positive, measurable impact in four core areas of giving through its Action and Awareness grant program:
Education. Provides grants for professional development programs allowing individuals to advance their knowledge of agriculture, share ideas and improve people’s lives.
Environment. Funds sensible solutions that contribute to a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable Ohio by focusing on increased care for land and water.
Economic development. Captures opportunities that build prosperity, create jobs and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans by funding projects that spur economic growth in local communities.
Human-animal bond. Promotes the proper care of animals and the many ways they bring quality to human life.
The grants are for up to $3,000 and are provided for a one-year period.
Spring grant cycle recipients
The list below includes the organizations awarded grants in the spring 2020 grant cycle:
• Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center
• Dreams on Horseback
• Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
• Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation
• Licking County Farm Bureau Inc.
• Richland County Soil and Water Conservation District
• Stratford Ecological Center Inc.
• Darke County Farm Bureau
To learn more about the foundation, visit ofbf.org/foundation.