FUNDING CRITERIA

Our Funding Priorities:

Regional food economies

Local organic agriculture

Community food strategies

Worker co-operative

Who We Fund:

We focus on small groups that have trouble securing funding from more traditional sources or are in a growth phase. Projects and organizations must be Ontario based.  This includes:

Farms*

Small Businesses

Workers Cooperatives

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Community Groups**

Research and Advocacy

Media-Based Education: Print and Web-based media that advance a sustainable and just regional food system

* We only accept applications from farms that produce food
**You do not need to be a legal entity to receive money from the Carrot Cache.

We Do Not Fund:

Organizations that have received funding from Carrot Cache 3 or more times in the past

Organizations that currently receive money from family foundations, the United Way or government (including grants from the Trillium foundation).
With the exception of organizations that:

  1. Have no core funding (no guaranteed year-after-year funding from any source)
  2. Have a full-time, year-round staff of 3 or less
  3. Have no staff dedicated solely to fundraising
  4. Have no funding from family foundations/government or United Way for the program they are applying for.

Travel, individual education, HST, conferences and projects outside of Ontario

Projects that are completed and seeking cost recovery

Grants and Loans

Carrot Cache grants and loans are between $500 and $5000.

Secured Loans and Shares

Carrot Cache makes secured loans through Alterna Savings credit union and purchases non-voting shares in worker co-operatives and businesses. These can be for amounts between $5000 and $15,000 and requires an accompanying business plan summary.

 

Regional food economies

Local organic agriculture

Community food strategies

Worker co-operative

Farms*

Small Businesses

Workers Cooperatives

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Community Groups**

Research and Advocacy

Media-Based Education: Print and Web-based media that advance a sustainable and just regional food system

Organizations that have received funding from Carrot Cache 3 or more times in the past

Organizations that currently receive money from family foundations, the United Way or government (including grants from the Trillium foundation).
With the exception of organizations that:

Travel, individual education, HST, conferences and projects outside of Ontario

Projects that are completed and seeking cost recovery

FUNDING CRITERIA

Our Funding Priorities:

Local organic agriculture

Worker co-operative

Who We Fund:

We focus on small groups that have trouble securing funding from more traditional sources or are in a growth phase. Projects and organizations must be Ontario based.  This includes:

Small Businesses

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Community Groups**

Research and Advocacy

Media-Based Education: Print and Web-based media that advance a sustainable and just regional food system

* We only accept applications from farms that produce food
**You do not need to be a legal entity to receive money from the Carrot Cache.

We Do Not Fund:

Organizations that have received funding from Carrot Cache 3 or more times in the past

Organizations that currently receive money from family foundations, the United Way or government (including grants from the Trillium foundation).With the exception of organizations that:

  1. Have no core funding (no guaranteed year-after-year funding from any source)
  2. Have a full-time, year-round staff of 3 or less
  3. Have no staff dedicated solely to fundraising
  4. Have no funding from family foundations/government or United Way for the program they are applying for.

Travel, individual education, HST, conferences and projects outside of Ontario

Grants and Loans

Carrot Cache grants and loans are between $500 and $5000.

Secured Loans and Shares

Carrot Cache makes secured loans through Alterna Savings credit union and purchases non-voting shares in worker co-operatives and businesses. These can be for amounts between $5000 and $15,000 and requires an accompanying business plan summary.