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Grants

Promoting a Sustainable Agriculture and Food System

2011

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

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund • $25,000
Mercersburg, PA
General support to help communities promote sustainable development by reining in corporate power and asserting local democratic control.

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, sustainable farming practices, policy advocacy and leadership development.

Food Chain Workers Alliance • $25,000
Los Angeles, CA
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.

Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing • $10,000
Brooklyn, NY
Project support for the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) ReGenerations Healthy Communities initiative, to work with young people from the most affected communities to address root causes of the obesity epidemic through strategies that empo

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 • $15,000
Oakland, CA
General support to build a more just and sustainable food system with a focus on establishing fair wages, humane working conditions ad fundamental rights for farmworkers.

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute • $15,000
East Troy, WI
General support to provide information, training and organizing on sustainable agriculture programs, and to engage stakeholders in the Farm Bill debate.

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

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

National Family Farm Coalition • $25,000
Washington, DC
General support to coalesce grassroots organizations representing family farmers, fishers and rural communities to advocate for policies and practices that support an economically just and environmentally sound food system.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition • $25,000
Washington, DC
General support to bring 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 contributing to 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.

Rural Coalition • $25,000
Washington, DC
General support to enhance the capacity of rural organizations to foster 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.

Southeast Asian Community Alliance • $10,000
Los Angeles, CA
General support for youth organizing to promote economic justice, environmental sustainability and health through food justice.

Southwest Georgia Project • $20,000
Albany, GA
General support to empower rural communities to address food insecurity and increase their economic sustainability by developing a regional food system.

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.