2019 Agricultural Enhancement Grants
The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019 granting program. Individual grants of up to $50,000 are available.
The Agricultural Enhancement Grants project focus for 2019 will be the revitalization of unused or underutilized land in the ALR located within the Abbotsford area with an environmental and sustainability objective to create more usable and productive farmland. Specifically, innovative practices to increase both the capacity and productivity in the use of the ALR land for food production.
Please refer to the application guidelines here or more details and the steps to apply. Letters of Intent will be accepted up until April 2, 2019 and if approved, the deadline for full applications will be April 15, 2019. The full application will only be sent to applicants who have their proposed project, as outlined in the Letter of Intent, approved by the ACF.
2018 Agricultural Enhancement Grants
The Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) is pleased to confirm the recipients of the 2018 Agricultural Enhancement Grants. A total of $105,000 was granted to five local farming initiatives that met the criteria of revitalization of unused or underutilized land in the Abbotsford ALR, with the objective of creating more usable and productive farmland.
The Foundation is proud to partner with the City of Abbotsford to provide grants annually to our farming community. We have provided more than $650,000 through our Agriculture Enhancement grants over the past five years in support of one of Abbotsford’s key economic drivers.
A presentation of the grants was held on May 28, 2018 at Tanglebank Gardens in their Brambles Bistro. Each of the recipients was given the opportunity to provide an overview of their project and the expected outcomes.
For a list of the 2018 grant recipients, please click here.
For more information on how to support Abbotsford Community Foundation’s programs please contact Executive Director, Wendy Neufeld at firstname.lastname@example.org Please follow our social media campaign on Twitter at #weareAbbotsford and on Instagram @abbyfdn
2017 Agricultural Enhancement Grants
In 2017, the Agriculture Grants committee established program criteria based on new technologies with an environmental and sustainability focus. Three recipients were chosen and the following link provides details of the successful applicants:
Watch this video about one of the 2017 successful applicants; Eleos Robotics as they explain this emerging technology that will eliminate the need to use herbicides or pesticides on a farm:
The Agriculture Enhancement Grants Program is a partnership between the City of Abbotsford and Abbotsford Community Foundation. For more information contact Wendy Neufeld at 604-309-9274 or email@example.com.