Funding Request Categories:
Funding requests are separated into categories. The different categories define what is required to be included in the application.
Category A, Requests of $5,000 or less: including educational materials, educational workshops, school gardens, small equipment, educational events, educational equipment purchases, etc.
Category B, Requests of over $5,000 to a maximum of $15,000; or multi-year projects: including educational materials, educational workshops or events; equipment or educational supply purchases, et al; and projects that will span longer than one year. Depending on the percentage of funds being granted by this program as compared to the overall cost of the project, naming rights and/or signage opportunities recognizing this grantor may be required.
Category C, Requests for construction projects (subject to Board of Trustees approval): including ag education facilities such as barns, greenhouses, etc. Limited to nonprofit organizations and before applying, must meet in person with the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County’s staff. Projects that include a matching grant program that demonstrates funds being contributed from other sources are preferred. Depending on the percentage of funds being granted by this program as compared to the overall cost of the project, naming rights and/or signage opportunities recognizing this grantor may be required. *** Category C is not available at this time.
To represent, protect and advance the social, economic and educational interests of the farmers and ranchers of Sonoma County.