UnCommon Farms Foundation uses agriculture as a vehicle to positively change the lives of families and communities around the world. By applying our farming expertise, we ensure everyone we help has access to nutritional food, immediate relief after disasters and the tools they need to be self-reliant through our three programs: Care, Hope and Seed.
CARE is UnCommon Farms Foundation’s disaster fund. It is readily available and easily deployable so that relief can be quickly provided to those suffering from sudden catastrophes. UnCommon Farms Foundation is part of the community of UnCommon Farms: during tough times, community and family can be counted on to provide CARE. We extend this philosophy to all families and communities that are suffering from catastrophic events, from natural disasters to sudden illnesses.
The bare essentials for survival must be met before any other issues can be faced. The starving person’s primary focus is, of necessity, feeding his or her family. We help people struggling with such critical needs through HOPE. We view this as just a first step in a plan to create self-sustainable communities through education, training, and the necessary tools to meet their future needs.
We believe that investments in education are investments into the future. Through SEED, we provide scholarship and internship opportunities for students pursuing a career in agriculture, as well as provide training and tools for communities to use agriculture to become self-sustaining.
When natural disasters strike, UnCommon Farms Foundation provides swift relief. By partnering with organizations such as the Arkansas Rice Depot we make sure that communities impacted get the food and products they need to start rebuilding.
Investing in education is investing in the future, which is why we offer a variety of scholarships and internships for students pursuing a future in agriculture. Students working towards degrees in agriculture-related fields or trade schools are eligible for scholarships, as well as our internship program where students can spend up to three months on a host-family farm.
We have partnered with Life’s Heart to help in their mission to give families in Kenya the chance to be self-sufficient by digging wells and providing the communities with banana trees to cultivate. Thanks to this partnership, many Kenyan communities now have access to clean water and an income-producing crop.
We are committed to family farmers. When there is a devastating event or untimely death, we work to provide physical efforts and investments of equipment to help the impacted family complete their harvest. If a child is in need of support, we will also establish education funds to keep them on track.
Applicants must be a high school senior accepted into an accredited college for the 2023-2024 school year and going into an agriculture - related field of study.
Applicants must be pursuing a degree in agricultural accounting or finance and entering their junior or senior year in an accredited college or enrolled in an accredited graduate school program.
Applicants must be a high school senior accepted into an accredited junior college or trade school for the 2023-2024 year and must be going into an agriculture - related field of study.