The Fund-A-Farmer Project (formerly Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project) is a project of Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). Founded in 1982, FACT is a national nonprofit organization based in Chicago that promotes humane and healthy farms through science-based advocacy, consumer education, and support for humane farmers. FACT believes that all farm animals should be granted adequate space, access to the outdoors, clean water and air, the opportunity to express their natural behaviors, and safe feed.
Years ago, FACT pioneered successful projects working with farmers to create markets for humanely raised veal and eggs produced by uncaged hens. The Fund-A-Farmer Project builds on those past successes and FACT’s belief that one of the best ways to improve farm animal welfare is to work directly with farmers.
FACT’s Fund-A-Farmer Project is designed to empower farmers to positively impact farm animal welfare. Farmers often want to make on-farm changes to give their animals a better life, but sometimes need financial assistance to make it happen. We recognize that farmers have the needed technical expertise to make farms more humane, and can effectively use small grants to make these changes.
How to Apply
FACT makes small grants to qualifying livestock and poultry farmers who wish to improve their farm animal welfare. FACT will award grants of up to $2,500 for projects designed to help farmers:
- Transition to pasture-based systems, or
- More generally enrich the conditions in which their farm animals are raised, or
- Improve the marketing of their humane products
There are two ways to apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant. You can apply online or mail in your application. Applying online is strongly encouraged.