Our Grants

RAF provides grants to organizations whose work promotes our vision of a world where
the inherent value of people, plants, animals and the planet
are honored and stewarded in a way that regenerates both human and natural communities.

Our Philosophy

Whether you’re a grantee organization or a funder,
RAF believes in trust and relationship-based philanthropy.

That’s why RAF utilizes participatory grantmaking processes, where decisions are made by committees of leaders in the field.

Learn more about RAF’s theory of change that drives grantmaking decisions in this infographic.

RAF focuses on participatory funding
& peer-led grantmaking.

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Regenerative Agriculture Foundation Funds:

domestic organizations located within the United States and Tribal Nations

organizations advancing RAF’s vision of a world where the inherent value of people, plants, animals and the planet are honored and stewarded in a way that regenerates both human and natural communities

bold, on-the-ground efforts frequently outside the prevailing agricultural practices that are underappreciated as climate solutions

a racial & climate justice emphasis on BIPOC-led and/or BIPOC-serving organizations

Meet Some of Our Grantees

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Received a grant to accelerate carbon farming in Northern California by providing technical assistance to ranchers, supporting the fiber supply chain, and certifying responsible wool.

fibershed.org

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Received a grant to build a national network of regenerative agriculture practitioners, to support the development of supply chain infrastructure, and to honor and support the wisdom and knowledge in indigenous food production practices.

regenagalliance.org

Received a grant to advance climate smart conservation in California by supporting Point Blue’s partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service that helps secure federal conservation dollars for ranchers.

pointblue.org

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We Want A Greener World. Real transparency in food production from the farm right through to the plate.

agreenerworld.org

Received a grant to build a community of Upper Midwest farmers, called the Soil Builders’ Network, that connects crop and livestock farmers and advances regenerative practices.

landstewardshipproject.org

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Received a grant to support continued efforts to engage new supply-chain stakeholders and build momentum for regenerative grazing and grass-finished value chains in the Upper Midwest.

pastureproject.org

wallacecenter.org

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Received a grant to empower farmers and ranchers with the knowledge of regenerative agriculture practices that help heal the land, strengthen businesses, and improve quality of life.

holisticmanagement.org

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Received a grant from RAF’s Restorying Regenerative Agriculture Project to regenerate Lakota land through soil health initiatives and buffalo restoration.

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ToohBAA
Regenerative Agriculture Project to support climate resiliency and water preservation projects in 6 farmers communities along the San Juan River in Navajo Nation.

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Received a grant from RAF’s Restorying Regenerative Agriculture Project to support climate adaptation and food sovereignty projects including clam gardens.

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Roots
Received a grant from RAF’s Restorying Regenerative Agriculture Project to support its climate resiliency initiatives including a local food hub, food and medicine gardens, and cultural educational programs.

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Red Willow Center
Received a grant from RAF’s Restorying Regenerative Agriculture Project to support restoration and reclamation of traditional food systems in Taos Pueblo.

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Black Oregon Land Trust
Received a grant from RAF’s Restorying Regenerative Agriculture Project to support efforts to invest in Black Farmers and land stewards, including youth & family programs, sustainable agriculture & financial education classes, and land preservation programs.

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Agri-Cultura
Received a grant from RAF’s Restorying Regenerative Agriculture Project to support its vision of making New Mexico a sustainable food state, including projects to address oil health and community food access.

Our Grantmaking Process

Much of RAF’s grantmaking is conducted with participatory grantmaking processes, including our farm bill advocacy support and Restorying Regenerative Agriculture. RAF has one annual distribution of its general grantmaking, conducted by invitation only, in the summer.

RAF was created as an intermediary funder for multiple reasons:

  1. To provide pooled funds and other tools to support collaborative funding into regenerative agriculture from across multiple sectors. Regenerative agriculture may not be the central focus of foundations that prioritize grantmaking in climate, public health, racial equity, and rural economic development, but regenerative agriculture is an important vehicle for advancing all of the goals.
  2. To encourage funders to see their work as part of an ambitious, transformational vision for agricultural systems. Agriculture is inherently a risk-averse sector dependent on annual cycles, and consequently change tends to be slow and incremental. Yet for many reasons, our ecosystems and our communities need systemic solutions, and fast. RAF seeks to create connections and partnerships between these short-term and long-term efforts, assuring that we collectively learn from the project work and celebrate each small step while continuing to envision long-term transformation.
  3. To serve funders as a repository of information and guidance about opportunities to advance regenerative agriculture. RAF staff, board, and partners maintain relationships with nonprofit organizations and networks across the country and are happy to talk with funders about grantmaking.

Get In Touch

The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation has an invitation-only process for grantmaking. If you have an idea that you would like to have considered, we welcome you to send a brief paragraph about your vision through the form on this page. A staff member will get back to you and help determine whether it is a good fit.

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