Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County Grant Application

First Round of Funding Application Deadline December 31, 2019

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.

Categories A, B, and C Grant Applications must complete the following section



Upload Financial Statements as alternative to written financial condition

If your organization is a nonprofit, upload: IRS Tax Exempt Determination Letter

Categories B Grant Applications must also complete the following section:

Provide a statement from the organization’s leadership demonstrating similar successful projects that have been completed by the applicant (500 words or less)

If applying for funds to obtain a motorized vehicle, please provide proof of the ability to get insurance.


Optional- Upload of vendor quote or estimate.

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