The foundation receives funds from farmers, industry members, and any interested party who has an interest in supporting research that directly or indirectly benefits the science and technology of alfalfa and forage production. The CAFRF board has elected to generate a minimum of $200,000 before funding projects. This is likely to take place in 2017. The long-term goal of the CAFRF is to generate sufficient funds to establish an endowment which could benefit research into the future.