SMALL GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.
We are 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
2018 SMALL GRANT GUIDELINES
Funding decisions are made by our CSR Department and Coworker Grants Committee. Please see below for details regarding our funding cycle deadlines, geographic regions, exclusions, grant sizes, our and reporting requirements. Application posted on individual grant category pages.
Questions? Please review the Frequently Asked Questions.
Small Grant Sizes
Our small grants range in size
from $500 to $5,000
Youth Environmental Education – Accepting applications February 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Sustainable Agriculture – Accepting applications March 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Bicycle Advocacy – Accepting applications April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Smart Growth and Climate – Accepting applications May 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Water Conservation and Restoration – Accepting applications September 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
We Do Not Fund
Geographic Funding Area
Cheers! New Belgium beer is now available nationwide! Which means all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are eligible for small grants in 2018. We do not offer grants to international programs at this time. Thanks for your understanding.
Due to the volume of requests, we are unable to take individual phone calls or meetings. Thank you for your understanding.
Grant recipients are required to fill out a report for any grant of $2500 or more. Complete grant report HERE.
Reporting deadlines for grants made Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017 are as follows: