Kansas FFA Association

Opal® Apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative

Opal® Apple

Youth Make a Difference Initiative

The growers of Opal apple seek to build holistic, sustainable community by empowering members to put their dreams into action and then serve those most in need within their community. To that end we are sponsoring the Opal® Apple Youth Make a Difference initiative for 2014.


The Opal® Apple Youth Make a Difference will award funding to youth-based initiatives serving their communities in the U.S. where youth, ages 6 – 25, take leadership roles in the initiative. We are looking for organizations seeking grant dollars in the range of $5,000 - $20,000.

The initiatives chosen will address one or more issues of: 

  • Food security
  • Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Food politics and education


FirstFruits Marketing will distribute up to a total of $75,000 in grant funding in 2014, distributed as multiple grants with amounts determined by need of project. All applications for 2014 funding must be received by 8:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)/5:00 PM Pacific Time (PT) February 28, 2014.

Application Process

To submit an initiative for consideration, go to www.opalapples.com, download an official application form, complete and submit. Applications must be received by 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on February 28, 2014 to be considered for selection and voting.

Eligible Initiatives

FirstFruits of Washington will accept initiative applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or affiliated with school entities, in good standing, for funding requests related to community initiatives or program support who meet grant criteria.

Requirements and Exclusions

  • Applicants must be nonprofits operating in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and must submit proof of 501(c)(3) status, or affiliated with school entities, in good standing. Individuals who wish to seek funding for their initiatives are encouraged to find and work directly with a local nonprofit or school entity.
  • Organization must have an operating budget of less than $2MM.
  • Full terms and conditions can be found at www.opalapples.com/cause.

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