Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

If you have questions about Western SARE and funding opportunities that this website doesn’t answer, you can contact your state coordinator. They can help answer questions specifically about SARE grants and your potential research and education project, but not general questions or provide answers on how to fund land purchases or capital equipment. 

Learn more about the state coordinator’s role.

State Contacts

Sonja Brodt

Coordinator, Agriculture and Environment
University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program

Jeffery Stackhouse

Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor
UCCE Livestock Advisor


Sheep Grazing Vineyard
These sheep, at a vineyard in Winters, Calif., were trained to ignore grape leaves while grazing on vegetation such as weeds and cover crops. Photo courtesy University of California Extension

California Impacts

in funding since 1988
261 projects
funded since 1988