2020 KCD Regional Food System Grant Program Awardees

In 2020, KCD awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to support projects that contribute to the economic viability of local farms, encourage new farmers, expand acreage in food production, improve food access and increase demand for King County farm products.

Applicant Organization Project Title Grant Request
Black Star Farmers Putting the Garden Under the Microscope $20,000
Feed the People Building the BIPOC producer pipeline for food programs in Seattle’s communities of color $19,600
Forterra Making Farmland More Affordable through Ecosystem Service Markets $18,100
Highline College Immigrant and Refugee Agriculture Education Tuition Assistance $20,000
King County DNRP Infrastructure Improvements on Sammamish River Farm $20,000
Living Well Kent Immigrant Farmer Business Development in Kent $20,000
Pacific Coast Harvest Pacific Coast Harvest/Farmstand Local Foods Refrigerated Box Truck $20,000
Seattle Good Business Network Good Food Kitchens Local Procurement Expansion Pilot $20,000
Snoqualmie Valley Watershed Improvement District Creating new irrigation water supply using Foster Pond $20,000
tBUG (the Bellevue Urban Garden) tBUG Food Forward $20,000
Vashon Island Growers Association Vashon-Maury Island Food Preservation Initiative $19,087
Viva Farms Breaking Ground: Removing Barriers in Food Production through Tractor Training and Increased Farm Efficiency $20,000
Washington Water Trust Expanding a Consumer Market that Incentivizes Dry Farming as a Sustainable and Resilient Practice for Producers $19,997
Total Funded $256,784
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