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Farmraiser Grant Project

Proposal Submission

We are excited to announce a request for proposals for the 2022 Farmraiser Grant!

Up to $1500 may be requested in the project proposal.

We will be accepting project proposals until Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm.

Farm Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The farm is an independent, for-profit business

  2. The farm serves Southwestern PA or is located within 100 miles of Pittsburgh, PA

  3. Of the animals raised on the farm, most are raised for food marketed directly to consumers

Farmraiser Grant Program & Proposal Guidelines:

  1. Be as detailed as possible in your proposal. Proposals that are lacking in detail are less likely to be chosen as finalists.

  2. The project’s main purpose should be to improve the welfare of current and future livestock.

  3. Funds will not be given to proposals that:

    1. fund already completed projects

    2. pay for animal feed or more livestock

    3. impact one animal

    4. cover the cost of items that are not directly related to the animal welfare of current livestock

  4. The project should not result in a significant increase in the value of the farm property (e.g.., large outbuildings).

  5. The Ethical Farming Fund reserves the right to select finalists, with the final decision to be put to a public vote, with one vote per person. The Ethical Farming Fund reserves the right to reject a proposal or withdraw eligibility for any reason.

  6. If you have any questions about the RFP or issues with the form, please email The Ethical Farming Fund will not accept late proposals under any circumstances, but may choose to extend deadlines.

  7. The awardee of the Farmraiser Grant shall enter into a contract with the Ethical Farming Fund regarding the use of funds to complete the project. This shall include a preliminary visit to the farm before funds are made available.

  8. The Ethical Farming Fund reserves the right to change these terms at any time.

Proposal Submission:

The full 2022 Farmraiser Grant proposal form can be viewed and filled at


Your progress will not be saved in the submission form. We strongly suggest having your answers prepared before you begin filling the form. Upon completion, you will receive a copy of your answers for your reference.

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