Mini Grant Applications are CLOSED.
Are you a farmer in the Kansas City Metro area who is looking to increase your capacity for production and distribution of food? Are you a business that exists to help growers become more productive? Cultivate Kansas City, in collaboration with the Health Forward Foundation and Hall Family Foundation, offers Get Farming Mini Grants of up to $3,500 to support the growth of urban farmers.
The purpose of the mini grants is to help existing farms expand their capacity to produce food within the Kansas City metropolitan area including: Kansas City, MO (including portions of Clay and Platte counties), Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette counties in Missouri and Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas. Priority is given to farms who produce food for residents with limited access to fresh, locally grown food and to growers who are Black, Indigenous, New Americans, or People of Color.
Grants are available to:
If you do not currently have sponsorship of a 501(c)3, please email Ami Freeberg or call 913-713-9264, and we may be able to work with you to find a sponsor.
Mini Grant Applications are now CLOSED.
Deadline for Application
December 19, 2022
Applicants notified of acceptance
January 27, 2023
February 10, 2023
Checks issued (target date)
End of February 2023
The maximum grant size is $3,500, with the expectation that actual grant awards may range between $500 and $3,500, depending on the project. The award cap has been increased to help cover inflation in the cost of materials and labor.
Funds may be requested for:
Applications will be reviewed and awarded by a five-member peer review committee that may include growers (farmer, community, or home gardener), Extension agents, organizers in grassroots communities, and one Cultivate Kansas City staff member.
We encourage working with the Cultivate KC team in advance of submitting your proposal. Their role in the grant making process is to help you develop the best possible project and application, and then to let the review committee objectively evaluate.
Please keep in mind that if a grant review committee member has worked with you on your proposal or project, they will recuse themselves from discussion of your application. Please email Ami Freeberg or call 913-713-9264 for technical assistance. Please give us as much advance notice as possible.
If a grant is awarded, you will need to: