Thanks to grants generously awarded by Newman’s Own Foundation, we at Farmer’s Veteran Coalition can provide even more support to returning military veterans who want to enter the field of food and farming!
Newman’s Own Foundation, founded in 2005, is dedicated to donating all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own Inc. food products to worthy causes. Newman’s Own was founded in 1982 by legendary Hollywood actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Over the years, his foundation has donated over $350 million to thousands of charitable organizations around the world.
Who Will These Grants Help?
The young men and women who bravely served in Iraq and Afghanistan are driven by an admirable sense of purpose. Many want to channel this sense of purpose, and their desire to nurture, into cultivating plants or caring for animals. Sustainable farming fulfills both these goals. The grants, which will be awarded in the amount of $100,000 over 2 years, will help these farmer veterans come closer to realizing their dream of sustainable farming by getting the support they need to start.
What is Sustainable Farming?
Sustainable farming encourages agricultural production using techniques that protect the environment and human and animal communities. At the Farmer Veteran Coalition, we’re dedicated to providing veteran assistance through education and support to military veterans who aspire to a career in food and farming. Sustainable farming is one of the areas where we’ve seen many veterans pursue in their transition to an agricultural career.
Want to Learn More?
Along with supporting veterans interested in sustainable farming, we also provide additional resources to help returning military personnel and farmer veterans. Visit our resources page to learn more!