Spring has officially sprung at Filomena Farms, which means it's time for the Spring 2021 edition of Farm Mail! The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing (and hopefully working), and the flowers are blooming. This beautiful time of year always reminds us to take in the world around us and do our part to make it better. Read on, Farm Friends, for all the details on our latest and greatest plans!
Spring Grant Cycle
Exciting news, rescue friends: we're delighted to kick off Filomena Farms’s Spring 2021 Foundation Grants! As you know, our goal is to help small and medium sized rescue organizations by allocating grants that will allow them to continue their work without overextending their fundraising bandwidth. It’s a “let US help YOU” type of deal! It’s what we do at Filomena Farms. We think BIG and help SMALL. Our bottom line: by alleviating some of the financial pressure, we can help in a way that will provide organizations with augmented resources to focus on the trench work of rescue: saving animals' lives. We are tremendously grateful for the tireless efforts these groups put forth in our communities; they make our mission statement purposeful! We are proud to offer three grant opportunities during our Spring 2021 cycle:
Filomena's Favorite - $1,000
Dulcinea's Distinction - $750
Petrocino's Prize - $500
Our spring grant cycle is officially OPEN for application submissions! If your organization would love an opportunity to receive one of our three grants, please make sure to submit your application by 11:59 PM on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 in order to be eligible for consideration. We can’t wait to help support more of your amazing efforts!
*Note: we are challenging ourselves to provide a faster "turnaround time" for our grant awards in order to better serve our grant recipients. In order to achieve this goal, we ask that all selected organizations acknowledge their grant award via text / email / phone no later than Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Organizations will be notified of their selection status on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Click here for complete details about our grant program.
HONEY FROM THE HOOD
Our bees are busy! We're pretty sure they know it's springtime here at Filomena Farms. We expect to have wonderful honey to harvest in May, so follow our social media channels to be sure you're in the know when honey becomes available. Strengthen your immune system against local allergens, help save our local honeybee population, AND contribute to our grant fund for local animal rescue groups - ALL by making a suggested $10 donation for Honey from the Hood! Local interest (San Jose, CA) only, please. Click here to donate and be sure to enter the word "HONEY" in the comment section.
HUEVOS FROM THE HOOD
Our local (San Jose) porch pick-up eggs (huevos) are quite popular! The girls have hardly been able to keep up with the demand...in fact, if you've received a dozen of our farm fresh eggs, consider yourself lucky because we are barely able to keep up with requests these days! Thank you to everyone who has made a donation for huevos!