Past Grant Projects and Funded Farms

Since 2012 FACT has awarded 119 grants to farmers totaling more than $261,360 to improve farm animal welfare, expand humane farming, and support capital and operational work done on dozens of farms. In 2018, our Animal Welfare Certification Grants were generously underwritten by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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Farm Spotlight

Mark Brady and Katie Kennedy, owners of Timberfeast Farm received a grant to build a portable "egg mobile" chicken coop and portable fencing system to safely house and rotationally graze 300 laying hens. This project will provide a predator-proof home for their hens to roost in the evening while allowing them to be free-range and outdoors during the day safely inside portable electric netting.  


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.

2018 Grantees

Pasture projects

  1. 4 Winds Farm in Valentine, NE
  2. Apple Creek Farm in Bowdoinham, ME
  3. Broad Brook Acres in Preston, CT
  4. Bugtussle Farm in Gamaliel, KY
  5. Cartermere Farms in Celina, TX
  6. Deary Creek Dorpers in Deary, ID
  7. Derrydale Farm in Belle Plaine, MN
  8. Fallen Aspen Farm in Volant, PA
  9. Ferne Clyffe Farm in Buncombe, IL
  10. Fresh Coast Farms in Eau Claire, MI
  11. Leaning Pine Farm, Inc. in Mount Savage, MD
  12. Pasture 42 in Guinda, CA
  13. Red Bird Acres in Corvallis, OR
  14. Rising Phoenix Farm in Morning View, KY
  15. The G Farm in Larsen, WI
  16. Timberfeast in Chatsworth, IL
  17. Uwharrie Farm in Asheboro, NC
  18. Willow Way Farm in Kerrick, MN


Certification projects

  1. Baseline Farm in Dexter, MI
  2. Beaver Creek Farm in Lawrenceburg, KY
  3. Briscoe Farms in Arab, AL
  4. Cathis Farm in Lillington, NC
  5. Five Sprouts Family Farm in Alexandria, OH
  6. Home Place Pastures in Como, MS
  7. Old Dutch Hops in Hillsboro, OH
  8. Pink Elephant Farm & Kitchen in Smithfield, KY
  9. Shady Ridge Farm in Port Matilda, PA:
  10. ShireFolk Farm in Palmyra, VA

FACT has awarded grants in 31 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

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