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Grants

Promoting a Sustainable Agriculture and Food System

2012

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund • $20,000
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.

Fair Food Standards Council • $20,000
Sarasota, FL
General support for the Fair Food Standards Council to implement the Fair Food Program, a joint initiative with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, to affirm the human rights of Florida tomato workers and improve the conditions under which they work.

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 bring about a "sustainable food system" that includes fair labor practices. (First year of a two-year grant.)

Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing • $10,000
Brooklyn, NY
Project support for the ReGenerations Healthy Communities initiative, supporting youth organizing for access to healthy, affordable and culturally-relevant food in schools and communities.

Hunger Action Network of New York State • $20,000
Albany, NY
Program support to promote sustainable food policy at state and local levels in New York, coordinate efforts around federal food and farm policy, and address the nutrition needs of low-income state residents.

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute • $20,000
East Troy, WI
Program support to provide information, training and organizing on sustainable agriculture programs, and to engage stakeholders in the appropriations process and Farm Bill debate.

Missouri Rural Crisis Center • $20,000
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.

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. (First year of a two-year grant.)

Southwest Georgia Project • $20,000
Albany, GA
General support to increase community control over the local food system while addressing race and class inequities.

White Earth Land Recovery Project • $20,000
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.