Fundraising for the FarmOn! Foundation

Fundraising-Events-01There are 32 million children eating school lunch across the USA everyday. Good food is not a privilege. Our youth deserve fresh food, locally sourced, in season, nutrient dense food for good health and success. Not microwaved processed food with little nutrition through a system of Big Ag making Big Money on our children’s health. FarmOn! Foundation is working to provide local food to lunchrooms in New York State and beyond and providing a garden based education that teaches children the importance of eating healthy.

Please support our important work by pledging a donation today!

$25 Monthly Pledge to the
FarmOn! Foundation
A one time donation (or monthly contribution) makes our work possible providing school lunchrooms with local milk, students with garden based curriculum, building school Victory Gardens and the FarmOn! Ag-Academy

$50 One bushel of FarmOn!
at Empire Farm Farm Share
Buy one week ($50) or 20 Weeks ($500): Organic Fresh Produce cultivated by our SUNY & CORNELL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & LIFE SCIENCES accredited Ag-Academy for youth and pick up at Empire Farm or donate to a family in need

$150 Pledge to the
FarmOn! Foundation
Support our important work to keep farmers farming with an entrepreneurial approach to farming for the next generation and fill the succession gap in agriculture. This rebuilds local economies to preserve family farming in America

To help us reach our goals you can
donate a different amount to each program below.

$300 Bring Chef + Farmer to School
for one class of students to learn
Foraging, planting, prepping and cooking is engrained at a young age. Learning that strawberries are seasonal, looking for them in nature, picking, planting, prepping and preserving impacts kids positively

$600 Send 30 kids on a farm tour
with a Farm Fresh Lunch
Send country kids to the city, city kids to the country! Diversity is key to a sustainable farm and healthy life experiences for kids. Eat at the source and learn about the movement of food – where is it from and why it matters

$1,125 Sponsor 1 month for 1 youth
age 17-20 at the FarmOn! Ag-Academy
Learning by doing makes all the difference in an education. Attaching that education to the farm changes kids lives. Tying the business of food to agriculture inspires healthy eating and resilient communities fostering economic development

$2,500 Sponsor a garden bed
in a public school
Connect the farm to the classroom with FarmOn! Victory Gardens. Providing students with hands-on experience in community gardening, nutrition and environmental sustainability building a school garden and connecting it to STEM learning and salad bars in the lunchroom

$5,000 FarmOn! Milk Money
For 1 School District – 1 School Year
Cow-to-Kid in 36 hours, our campaign to bring local milk to local schools allows thousands of students to drink fresher, healthier milk each day from their own community. Thousands more deserve this nutrition too. FarmOn!

$10,000 Camp FarmOn!
for a week fosters entrepreneurial spirit
10 kids ages 12-16 will visit 10 family farms and food related businesses that inspire ideas and motivate youth in a one week summer camp at Empire Farm in Copake NY where kids pitch their profitable solution to a “shark tank”



Our work would not be possible without your generous support. Your charitable contribution makes a difference and we go to great lengths to make sure it is secure and you receive the IRS tax-deductile documentation for your transaction. If you have questions – please inquire with us at the FarmOn! Foundation. Thank you kindly for your support.

Is my donation secure?
YES. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations.

Is my information secure?
YES. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
YES. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and public charity. We are a tax-exempt organization. Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email as the donation receipt for your official records. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Do I get a receipt?
A charitable contribution letter will serve as your receipt for your donation. It will be sent to you at the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each month when your donation is processed.

I have a question, who can I call?
Call the FarmOn! Foundation at Empire Farm (518) 329-3276 or contact us via email: