The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is interested in funding four core areas of giving in agriculture through its Action and Awareness Grant Program.
"We are proud to offer our Action and Awareness grants each year to support local organizations, as well as county Farm Bureaus, in an effort to create positive, measurable impact throughout Ohio,” says Kelly Burns, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation executive director.
The four core areas of giving include:
1. Education. Grants for professional development programs allow individuals to advance their knowledge of agriculture, share ideas and improve people’s lives.
2. Environment. Funds boost sensible solutions that contribute to a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable Ohio by focusing on increased care for land and water.
3. Economic development. Opportunities that build prosperity, create jobs and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans are captured by funding projects that spur economic growth in local communities.
4. Human-animal bond. The program promotes the proper care of animals, and the many ways animals bring quality to human life.
Grant amounts can be awarded up to $3,000 and are provided for a one-year period.
The deadline to apply for grants is Oct. 1. For funding eligibility requirements and to apply, visit ofbf.org/foundation/aagrants.