The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research does not award funds to support the following activities:

  • Political organizations, action groups, candidates or lobbying efforts
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Salary or wage support for staff or administrative personnel other than what might be needed for administration of specific programs or projects    
  • Capital or building campaigns
  • Construction
  • Advocacy programs
  • Recurring external meetings, conferences or workshops*
  • Recurring external fundraising dinners, galas and events*
  • Outreach, community or education activities without a research component
  • Indirect costs above 10 percent

FFAR does not support organizations that have a policy of discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender expression or transition, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, whether the discrimination policies are written or are in practice. Our policy is to not provide grants to any organization that maintains such a policy.

 *FFAR only supports what directly aligns with our priorities and is used to inform FFAR programming.