Cultivate the future of farming

Cultivate the future of farming

The Challenge Is Real.

In recent years, U.S. agriculture lost 40 times more farmers than it gained.

IT’S A HARD LIVING.

The average US farm operates at a financial loss of over $1,800.

RURAL COMMUNITIES RELY ON FAMILY FARMS.

Losing family farms erodes the health of rural communities.

INVESTING TO CULTIVATE THE FUTURE OF FARMING

 

IT’S TIME TO TAKE REAL STEPS TO GIVE
THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS
A BRIGHT FUTURE.

Through our purpose to Cultivate a Better World, we’re putting programs in place that make a real impact, including seed grants, education and scholarships, and 3-year contracts. Our vision is bold, but we’re starting with a mission to cultivate the future of farming by focusing on pork, beef, and dairy.

SEED GRANTS PROGRAM

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS COALITION AND NIMAN RANCH.

 

We’re offering startup grants to young farmers under age 40. Support can go towards needs such as a new barn, new equipment, or a just a day-to-day jumpstart.

FARMER FRIDAY: DEC 6

For every entreé ordered on the Chipotle app or website, the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation will donate $1 to the National Young Farmers Coalition, up to $250,000.

ROSE PARADE: JAN 1 

The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation will donate $1, up to $250,000, to the National Young Farmers Coalition and the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund for every post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #farmers.

EDUCATION AND NEXT-GENERATION SCHOLARSHIPS

To date, Chipotle has contributed more than $250,000 to Niman Ranch’s Next Generation Foundation scholarship fund. Through the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, we have increased our commitment five-fold, with a 2020 commitment of $125,000. In addition to the scholarship fund, we’re also partnering with Niman Ranch to sponsor education and training opportunities for young farmers.

3-YEAR CONTRACTS

A vote of confidence can go a long way. Through our network of approved suppliers, we have created a unique startup program that allows us to provide grants for infrastructure or livestock and 3-year contracts, which help young farmers get started and reduce the risk of market changes or uncertainty.

 

ARE YOU A FARMER?
HERE’S HOW OUR 3-YEAR CONTRACTS WORK

1. REACH OUT TO
OUR APPROVED NETWORK
OF SUPPLIERS

2. LEARN ABOUT AND
ADHERE TO OUR
FOOD WITH INTEGRITY
STANDARDS

3. CLICK BELOW TO GET STARTED

IN THE NEWS

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS

The National Young Farmers Coalition is a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the future of agriculture. Young Farmers changes policy, builds networks, and provides business services to ensure all young farmers have the chance to succeed.
Up to $250,000.

Niman Ranch and its network of U.S. family farmers and ranchers raise livestock humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat in the world. They adhere to strict animal welfare protocols—no antibiotics or added hormones ever.

Meister Cheese relies on skilled, loyal and longtime cheesemakers—along with 25,000 local cows—to produce award-winning cheese. With 100+ years of cheesemaking experience, they combine new approaches with Old World trades to produce specialty cheeses in Southwest Wisconsin.

OUR MISSION

Making real food accessible for all

 

WHAT WE DO

Chipotle Mexican Grill established the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation in 2011 to extend its commitment to creating a more sustainable food future. Since then, the foundation has contributed nearly $5 million to likeminded organizations committed to cultivating a better world through food. Through an annual focus within our new mission of making real food accessible for all, the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation gives a series of grants and sponsors an accelerator program each year. The 2020 focus of the foundation is young farmers. Check back soon to learn more about how the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation will be supporting young farmers in 2020.