Past Grant Projects and Funded Farms
Since 2012 FACT has awarded 91 grants to farmers totaling more than $195,000 to improve farm animal welfare, expand humane farming, and support capital and operational work done on dozens of farms. In 2017, our Animal Welfare Certification Grants were generously underwritten by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Root Down Farm in Pescadero, CA received a grant to install a perimeter fence around pasture used for the rotation of turkeys, broiler chickens, and swine.
The Root Down Farm mission is to humanely raise the healthiest animals possible, while working within their ecosystem to responsibly steward the land and improve soil health. They focus on the strong genetics of heritage breed livestock to ensure their animals thrive in their natural outdoor setting.
Dede Bois, the farmer at Root Down, raises Animal Welfare Approved, heritage breed chickens, turkeys, ducks and pigs on pasture.
Typical past grant projects have focused on fencing, watering systems, or animal shelters in some way. Farmers have also completed a variety of unique projects involving constructing cattle scratching stations, planting trees to improve access to shade, and purchasing equipment for fly control. Please view a complete list of past projects for reference.
FACT has awarded grants in 27 states since 2012. We seek to expand this number and connect with more farmers across the US. If you know of a farmer organization whose members could benefit from learning about our grants, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.