The Farm & Local Food Initiative

From The Sudbury Foundation

The Sudbury Foundation is a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grant making and scholarship programs in Sudbury, MA and surrounding communities.

Grant uses


How we grow and distribute food matters. By building a robust local food system that values sustainable practices, we can help protect our natural resources while serving the varied constituencies who depend on those resources for their health and economic well-being.

The Farm & Local Food Initiative is designed to help build a thriving Massachusetts farming community that:

  • encourages sustainable practices to protect our land, air and water
  • is economically viable, providing a quality standard of living for farm owners and workers
  • increases the availability of fresh, healthy food to local communities, including populations in need.

Our initial funding supports nonprofits working in Massachusetts (outside of Greater Boston) who provide technical assistance and educational supports to farmers running small-to-mid-sized farms. These farms lend themselves to sustainable practices and tend to find their best niches in local markets within local food systems. We also support a few related food system areas including food waste and recovery; access to fresh, healthy food; and youth education around farming and sustainable practices.


Organization's Location
Program Location
MA (outside of Greater Boston)
Organization Type

The Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only. Appropriate nonprofits working in Massachusetts should feel free to submit introductory material about their organization to Foundation staff.

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Step 1: Pre-proposal
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)