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Grants

Promoting a Sustainable Agriculture and Food System

2010

Center for New Community • $25,000
Chicago, IL
General support for the Food Justice Initiative, focusing on race and worker justice issues within the food sector.

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund • $25,000
Chambersburg, PA
General support to move communities and municipal governments struggling against factory farms, sludging of farmland, and other threats, from the regulation of corporate harms to the elimination of those harms through the assertion of local democratic con

Dakota Rural Action • $20,000
Brookings, SD
General support to build grassroots leadership for family-farm-based agriculture and environmental conservation through community organizing in South Dakota.

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund • $25,000
East Point, GA
General support to foster sustainable rural communities through cooperative economics, land retention, policy advocacy and leadership development.

Food Chain Workers Alliance • $25,000
New York, NY
General support for an alliance of labor groups whose members work along various parts of the food chain in order to redefine a "sustainable food system" to include fair labor practices.

Hunger Action Network of New York State • $25,000
Albany, NY
Program support to promote a local food economy and increase community food security in New York State and New York City.

Just Harvest USA • $20,000
Oakland, CA
General operating support to bring concerns for human rights and the voice of agricultural workers into the consciousness of natural foods consumers and the sustainable agriculture movement.

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute • $15,000
East Troy, WI
Project support to provide information, training and organizing on the federal appropriations process, and to promote the utilization of federal programs that support sustainable agriculture.

Missouri Rural Crisis Center • $25,000
Columbia, MO
General support to challenge corporate control of the food supply to create a sustainable, locally-based agriculture and food system.

Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative • $20,000
Okmulgee, OK
General support to enable the Mvskoke people to achieve food sovereignty through education, sustainable agriculture and food policy development.

National Family Farm Coalition • $30,000
Washington, DC
General support to coalesce grassroots organizations representing family farmers and rural communities to advocate for policies and practices that support a family farm-based, environmentally sound food and agriculture system.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition • $35,000
Washington, DC
General support for a national alliance that brings grassroots perspectives to the federal agricultural policy-making process with the goal of achieving a safe, nutritious, ample and affordable food supply while protecting the environment and contributingto the vitality of rural communities.

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group • $25,000
Belchertown, MA
General support to advocate for sustainable food and farm policies, and develop local and regional food systems.

Rooted In Community • $20,000
Oakland, CA
General support for a national network of grassroots groups that develops youth leadership for healthy communities and sustainable food systems.

Rural Coalition • $25,000
Washington, DC
General support to enhance the capacity of rural organizations working together to effect systemic change that fosters a more just and sustainable agriculture and food system.

Rural Vermont • $20,000
Montpelier, VT
General support to help family farmers build economic justice and a sustainable food system.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group • $25,000
Fayetteville, AR
General support to promote sustainable agriculture through a network of family farm, agriculture, consumer and environmental organizations from 13 Southern states.

Southwest Georgia Project • $20,000
Albany, GA
General support for grassroots organizing and advocacy for social justice, sustainable agriculture and local food systems development in minority and low-income communities.

White Earth Land Recovery Project • $25,000
Callaway, MN
General support to re-localize food and energy systems, restore tribal lands, revive traditional culture and nurture a vibrant civil society for Anishinaabeg and other indigenous people.