Category: Funding and Grants

USDA FMPP/LFPP Grant Indicators

FMPP/LFPP

The most recent (2023) list of suggested indicators USDA offers for grant writers applying for FMPP/LFPP

Published May 16, 2024 Download Resource Impact Report or Graphic

Open Book Management Budget Template

Funding and Grants

This Open Book Management Budgeting spreadsheet template was created by Mandy Moody of Chicago’s Green City Market for the Flagship Markets Community of Practice. Download it to gain a better understanding of how to use open book management and a head start on creating your own budget.

Published May 11, 2023 Download Resource Template

Ypsilanti Farmers Market Sponsorship

Funding and Grants

An example of a short sponsorship information sheet for Growing Hope’s Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, and for the Ypsilanti Food Awards fundraiser for the markets, this shows how markets might pitch themselves and fundraising events to potential supporters.

Published October 05, 2021 Download Resource Promotional Material

Creating-a-Farmers-Market-Living-Lab-Lessons-Learned-in-Growing-a-Farmers-Market

Customer base | FMPP/LFPP | Impact Reports | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs
Published July 27, 2021 Download Resource Topical guides

FMPP Evaluation Criteria and Scoring Matrix

FMC | FMPP/LFPP | Funding and Grants | Webinars

In this presentation, experienced FMPP grantee and reviewer Kelly Crane (Executive Director of Oregon Farmers Market Association) provides a step-by-step review of the FMPP evaluation criteria and scoring matrix, generally discussing each section and ending with Q&A.

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FMPP RFA (evaluation criteria detailed on pgs 27-29)

2020 FMLFPP Scoring Matrix

 

Published June 10, 2021 Publisher Website Download Resource Webinar

Applying for Food Systems Grants

FMPP/LFPP | Funding and Grants

Considering applying for a food system grant? Confused about which one is the best fit or what you need to be successful? CSU’s food systems initiative can help! Please check out the resources CSU has available to help you communicate your business or organization’s vision to develop or grow enterprises, initiatives, market innovations and programs supporting the regional food system or healthy food access.

 

Published May 20, 2021 Publisher Website Webinar

General Tips on FMLFPP Grant Writing

FMC Evaluation Resources | FMPP/LFPP

Quick Tips on some sections of the FMPP grant

Published May 17, 2021 Download Resource Topical guides

Fundraising for Farmers Markets During Covid-19

COVID-19 | Customer base | Funding and Grants | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

On overview of the challenges of fundraising during Covid-19, successful approaches, and lessons learned.

Published February 24, 2021 Publisher Website Download Resource Presentation

Webinar: Raise Money and Build Community with Engaging Online Fundraising

FMC | Funding and Grants | Market Start-up and Development | Webinars

July 29. 2020

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Panelists:
Caroline Fiore, Farm Aid Development Manager
Nora Chovanec, Texas Farmers Market Deputy Director

In this webinar host by the Farmers Market Coalition, Caroline Fiore, Development Manager at Farm Aid, will guide market leaders on a variety of techniques and strategies for online fundraising, including hosting effective and engaging online events. Community members are looking for ways to support local food systems and the essential services of farmers markets. Implementing online fundraising events and campaigns can be a great way to fund additional costs of PPE, market staff, and strengthen the financial sustainability of your market.

Participants will learn how they can engage with donors in their community, increase funding for their markets, and make giving online fun for everyone!

We’ll also be joined by Nora Chovanec of Texas Farmers Market, who will share her experience running a successful online fundraising campaign to cover increasing costs during the pandemic.

Market operators will leave the workshop with an understanding of how to raise funds to support their markets via a variety of online methods–just in time for National Farmers Market Week! The presentation will wrap up with an open discussion and Q&A.

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Published July 29, 2020 Download Resource Webinar

Strength in Numbers: Leveraging Data and Technology for Nutrition Incentive Programs

Evaluation | FMC | Funding and Grants | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Webinars

Presenter: Alysa Moore: Wholesome Wave Georgia

Do you want to use data to impress funders and show the impact of your region’s nutrition incentive program? Maybe you love the IDEA of data but don’t have an excess amount of time, effort, and money to pour into new data management systems. 

Collecting, storing, and analyzing quality data for nutrition incentive programs is a daunting initiative for many organizations, especially organizations that lack the time, money, and people power to do it well. Data doesn’t have to be intimidating! 

In this webinar, attendees will learn how one small nonprofit approaches data management using low-cost technology that simplifies collection and analysis of nutrition incentive program data. 

Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) is a small nonprofit that has been administering nutrition incentive programs in Georgia since 2009. In this webinar, WWG’s Program Manager, Alysa Moore will share how they’ve transitioned nutrition incentive data collection from cumbersome spreadsheets to an online, user-friendly database. Their use of new, low-cost software and tools has simplified program management and reporting for their small staff and the farmers markets, farms, and grocery outlets they work with. Learn how your organization can do the same. 

Attendees will learn why there is a need to move beyond spreadsheets, what tools and databases may be useful to program administrators and questions to ask when looking at data management solutions. Alysa will also walk through examples of how WWG uses Salesforce to manage data for several of their programs.

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Published July 15, 2020 Webinar