2019 Grant Program

Applications for the 2019 Smokin’ With Smithfield Grant program are now open.

Proud to be the largest pork producer in the world, Smithfield has been providing quality, hand-trimmed products for families to prepare in their kitchens and backyards since 1938. We have continued to grow our support of passionate enthusiasts engaged in the sport of barbecue. Investing in the future of barbecue, we are now accepting applications for the Smokin’ With Smithfield Grant Program designed to support these competitions across the United States.

The Smokin’ With Smithfield Grant Program is open to Nonprofit, Community, and Event organizers that host sanctioned barbecue contests, while delivering key services and resources to the contest’s participating teams.

While Smithfield has other barbecue-specific programs that support the sport at all levels, our Smokin’ With Smithfield Grant Program provides funding to sanctioned competition to help deepen the prize payout and encourage participation. In 2019, the Smokin’ With Smithfield Grant Program will pay out $3,000 to deepen the entire prize purse payout among the top 10 of all categories and the top 10 overall.

In-Kind Product Donations: We will continue our In-Kind Product Donation category in 2019 for organizations registered as a 501c3. Recipients will receive Smithfield Pork Loins worth up to a maximum retail value of $1,000.

Applications will only be accepted until October 31st, 2018 and are valid for contests that run before December 31st, 2019.

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To have your competition event considered for a Smokin’ With Smithfield Grant, please complete all fields in the application form below.

Before submitting a Smokin’ With Smithfield Grant Application, be sure to set time aside to thoroughly fill out the application. You will not be able to go back and update your application, once submitted.

Smithfield will carefully consider each application. If your event is selected for a potential Grant, a Smithfield Grant Coordinator will contact you to continue the screening process. All Grant decisions are at the sole discretion of Smithfield. Any Grant awarded by Smithfield is subject to and contingent on the recipient’s acceptance of and compliance with Smithfield’s standard terms and conditions, which will be provided upon notification of any potential Grant Award.

Application Questions: Contact Information

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BBQ Contest Information (optional if applying for a Grant In-Kind Product Donation)

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