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Grant and Education Opportunities

Guided by the wisdom of our farming roots, the CCOF Foundation unites the organic community to advance organic agriculture. We offer intentional education, financial support, and growth opportunities for organic professionals.

Grants & Funding

The CCOF Foundation empowers organic professionals to grow organic agriculture, which in turns creates a more prosperous, resilient world. Our grant programs offer support during pivotal times in an organic professional’s journey.

Future Organic Farmers

Future Organic Farmers gives $5,000 scholarships to students and early career farmers for organic-focused studies in college or vocational programs.

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Organic Transition

The Organic Transition program gives three-year grants of $10,000 a year to farmers transitioning their land to organic production. Grantees receive multi-year funding, peer-to-peer support, and technical assistance with agronomy, business, financial literacy, marketing, and market development.

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Hardship Assistance Fund

The Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund gives direct financial assistance from $1,000-$20,000 to organic farmers and processors recovering from disasters.

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Meet a Grantee:

Angie Oliva

"When I look at the needs of our nation, and I notice how we’re connected to food, it’s those things that really drive me to be a part of organic farming.”

Finley Tevlin

"I have found purpose in farming, and I want to do it for the rest of my life."

Ismael Perez

"There’s not a lot of diversity when it comes to owners of big businesses, and changing that is one of my goals."

Yadira Mendiola

"I think about how many families will be fed by my product."


CCOF helps organic professionals refine their craft through targeted, low- or no-cost educational offerings that strengthen organic businesses and provide ongoing professional development.

Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP)

The Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) is a nationwide initiative to provide mentorship, technical assistance, and wrap-around support to transitioning and existing organic producers.