Sustainable Agriculture Grants Program

New Belgium Brewing Co

Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: May 31, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California Expand all

Location of residency: Montenegro, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas Expand all

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Partnering with non-profit organizations and community involvement have always been a part of New Belgium. In 1995 when the philanthropy program was conceived, we began donating $1 for every barrel of beer sold to non-profit organizations in the communities where we sell our beers. This effort spurred the establishment of a philanthropy committee that, to this day, remains the backbone of the program. This inter-departmental group, open to all interested coworkers, researches, reviews and allocates funds to worthy organizations doing important work across our areas of distribution. Since its inception, New Belgium Brewing has donated more than $8 million through our grant programs and in 2015 co-workers donated over 2773 hours of volunteer time to their community. 

Beer is an agricultural product, born from nutritious soil, water, and hard-working hands. New Belgium Brewing purchases barley, hops, and various spices primarily from the United States and Canada, as well as a very small amount from abroad. Our business depends on these high quality, affordable, and reliable ingredients to make the delicious beer we all enjoy. Because of this, we value a vibrant and complete ecosystem to support our livelihoods and great beer for many generations to come. 

Agriculture accounts for the majority of water consumed by human-based activity on the planet, and it emits significant greenhouse gas emissions. Through our charitable contributions and work with our suppliers, we hope to do our part in encouraging agriculture to become more sustainable and even regenerative.

New Belgium is in support of Sustainable Agriculture projects that:

  • Strengthen and protect ecosystem health and biodiversity.
  • Breakdown barriers and foster support for the young farmers entering the profession.
  • Protect public health, human communities and or animal welfare.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The states to receive funding in 2016:
    • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • Organizations must be Non-Profit by its kind.


The New Belgium does not fund:

  • Organizations who receive a NBB sponsorship of more than $2500 in a calendar year.
  • Organizations without 501(c) (3) status, we do not fund organizations utilizing a fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations who partner with Tour de Fat or Clips of Faith and receive funds from these events.
  • Debt reduction.
  • Requests from individuals including scholarships.
  • Conferences, conventions or workshops.
  • Organizations for religious purposes.
  • Fundraising events, music festivals, film festivals or cultural events.
  • Direct submittals from public or private schools.
  • Production of films or other media-related projects.
  • General operations.
  • Foundations who allocate requested funds to other organizations, individuals, or schools
  • City, County or State agencies.
  • In order to encourage diverse income sources, organizations that have received consecutive funding over a three year period are not eligible to apply for one calendar year.

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