Welcome to the California State Grange
The Grange is a grass roots organization that began in 1867, in the aftermath of the destructive and divisive Civil War. Rising from the fields and farmlands, we gathered on common ground to heal and support each other, work together, and honor traditional values.
We built halls across the rural landscape of America, inviting family, friends and neighbors to share the harvest from the fields and celebrate the bounty of life. For more than 140 years, we’ve preserved our founding principles of unity, liberty and charity.
Cities and townships have grown up around our rural halls and the Grange has evolved into a community service organization with 10,000 members and 206 chapters across California. Grange halls are often the center of their community, providing opportunities, culture and education, entertainment, emergency shelter, and a meeting place where new friends are made and old friends are cherished.
Everyone is welcome to apply for membership in the Grange. Each member contributes at their own pace and level of participation. Each Grange decides how to best serve the community.
The benefits of membership are many;
- Personal fulfillment from making a difference in your community.
- Fun, family-friendly experiences where young and old alike share.
- Discounts on products and services.
- The comfort of knowing that as a Grange member, you are never alone.
The Grange supports and advocates for healthy communities, family farms, local economies, cultural diversity, public schools and education, the arts, and a variety of charitable causes.
The Grange has lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and boasts a long history of successful legislative advocacy. Important issues discussed and decided at the community Grange level may become State or National Grange policy, and even legislation.
The Grange is family-friendly and has special programs for juniors, youth, young adults and women.
The Grange was the first national organization to support and promote women as equal voting members. The Grange is non-partisan and non-denominational.
There is a Grange hall near you. Follow this link for a map of Granges by county in California:
Everyone is welcome to apply for membership. Applications are available here.
For a pictorial essay on “What Is the Grange”, follow this link: What is the Grange