Community Harvest Project (N. Grafton, MA)


  • Name:Jodi Koeman
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Community Harvest Project
  • Address:37 Wheeler Road
    N. Grafton, MA 01536
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:774-545-6707

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  • Mission:
  • To build an engaged and healthier community by bringing volunteers together
    to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief.

  • Overview:
  • Community Harvest Project is the only non-profit organization in the area dedicated to improving access to healthy foods through community engagement. Our volunteer farming and education programs and our partnerships bring thousands of community members together each year to improve access to healthy foods for individuals and families in need across Worcester County. We have experienced considerable growth this past year with the additional 75 acre property in Harvard MA.
    With this proposal, we request funding through The Doe Family Foundation in the amount of $25,000 to be used to expand our operations on our existing 16.5 acre farm in Grafton, MA and our newly acquired property in Harvard, MA which includes a 30 acre orchard. With this new property we have access to 91.5 acres. In 2015 we will be operating approximately 50 acres, growing to three times larger than last year! Your support will help us to grow hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables which will be donated through hunger relief agencies. With your help we can provide 1.4 million servings of fresh fruits and vegetables to people throughout Worcester County. But just as important, your contribution will help us to engage thousands of community members as part of the solution to hunger.

  • History:
  • Founded by Bill and Rose Abbott as Food for the Needy in Hopkinton, MA in the 1970’s, Community Harvest Project’s goal has always been to bring volunteers together to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. Since 2002, Community Harvest Project (CHP) has been headquartered at the Brigham Hill Community Farm and now includes White’s Farm, both in North Grafton and leased to CHP. During the 2014 growing season, our 9,900 volunteers helped us grow and donate 270,000 lbs. of fruits and vegetables that equated to 1.1 million servings of fresh produce for people in need in our community.
    In November of 2014, Prospect Hill Farm, a 75 acre property with a 30 acre apple orchard in Harvard, was donated to CHP, providing opportunities to significantly increase our production, expand our reach to a new community, and ensure ownership of a permanent location for the organization. In 2015, we will operate at three locations, the two farms in North Grafton and the orchard in Harvard, farming over 50 acres in total, growing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for hunger relief, and engaging thousands of community members in the effort.
    In addition to our crop of fresh produce, we provide opportunities for community building through community service. CHP brings together thousands of volunteers – individuals, families, local businesses, corporations, school, church and civic groups. Volunteers participate in our fields, greenhouse and washing stations, working hard, having fun, connecting with neighbors and improving access to healthy foods for more individuals and families in our community. 1,050 youth from throughout Worcester County and 1,800 urban youth participated in educational programs on the farm and in their classroom to learn how produce is grown and how important it is to a healthy life. For the good of our volunteers and the environment, CHP is committed to sustainable farming best practices at our farms, including water conservation, soil testing, and organic-certified pest controls.

  • Year established:1998
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:13
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:6


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:04-3424018

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:043424018
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:37 WHEELER RD
  • Organization City:NORTH GRAFTON
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:01536-1104
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1998
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 230
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Farming
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:K20
  • Asset Amount:$3,702,155
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$851,268
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$827,326
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 7:19:12 pm

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