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Grants

Promoting a Sustainable Agriculture and Food System

2015

Corbin Hill Food Project • $20,000
New York, NY
General support to operate a food value chain connecting upstate farmers in search of new markets with low-income New York City communities in need of affordable, healthy food.(Second year of a two-year grant)

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. (Second year of a two-year grant)

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. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture • $15,000
Kykotsmovi Village, AZ
General support for youth leadership training and traditional farming skills on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona.

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 nutritional needs of low-income state residents. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First • $12,500
Oakland, CA
Program support for Food First to develop a set of resources for dismantling racism in the U.S. food system and to help communities regain control of their food systems.

National Family Farm Coalition • $25,000
Washington, DC
General support to build power for family farmers, fishers, and farmworkers seeking to exert more control over the food system in order to promote economic justice and food sovereignty. (Second year of a two-year grant)

National Immigrant Farming Initiative, Inc. • $15,000
El Paso, TX
General support to develop self-sufficient groups of immigrant, refugee and Hispanic farmers and ranchers to improve their livelihoods and increase community control over land, water and agricultural resources.

NCABL Land Loss Prevention Project • $20,000
Durham, NC
General support to provide legal assistance to limited-resource farmers and food system entrepreneurs to advance environmental justice, and sustainable food and environment policy in North Carolina and the Southeast.

North Star Fund • $17,500
New York, NY
Project support to assist funders in the tri-state region in understanding and leveraging investment for an equitable, ecologically sound and sustainable regional food system. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success • $20,000
Manchester, NH
General support for refugee and immigrant organizing, services and advocacy in New Hampshire, including beginning farmer and youth food justice programs.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United • $25,000
New York, NY
General support for this multi-cultural organization, which works to build consumer support, improve wages and working conditions, and challenge the corporate-dominated restaurant industry and 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. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Southwest Georgia Project • $20,000
Albany, GA
General support for an organization seeking to increase community control over the local food system while promoting racial and gender justice. (Second year of a two-year grant)

White Earth Land Recovery Project • $20,000
Callaway, MN
General support to tribal organization that re-localizes food and energy systems, restores tribal lands, revives traditional culture, and nurtures a vibrant civil society for Anishinaabeg and other indigenous people. (First year of a two-year grant)

2014

Community Food Funders (North Star Fund) • $17,500
New York, NY
Project support to assist funders in the tri-state region in understanding and leveraging investment for an equitable, ecologically sound and sustainable regional food system.

Corbin Hill Food Project • $20,000
New York, NY
General support to operate a food value chain connecting upstate farmers in search of new markets with low-income New York City communities in need of affordable, healthy food. (First year of a two-year grant)

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. (First year of a two-year grant)

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund • $20,000
East Point, GA
General support to foster sustainable rural communities through cooperative economics, land retention, sustainable farming practices, policy advocacy and leadership development. (Second year of a two-year grant)

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)

Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture • $15,000
Kykotsmovi Village, AZ
General support for youth leadership training and traditional farming skills on the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona.

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 nutritional needs of low-income state residents. (First year of a two-year grant)

Land Loss Prevention Project • $12,500
Durham, NC
General support to provide legal assistance to limited-resource farmers and food system entrepreneurs to advance environmental justice and sustainable food and environment policy in North Carolina and the southeastern region.

National Family Farm Coalition • $25,000
Washington, DC
General support to build power for family farmers, fishers, and farmworkers seeking to exert more control over the food system in order to promote economic justice and food sovereignty. (First year of a two-year grant)

National Immigrant Farming Initiative, Inc. • $10,000
El Paso, TX
General support to provide training, information sharing and networking opportunities for immigrant farmers.

Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success • $20,000
Manchester, NH
General support for refugee and immigrant organizing, services and advocacy in New Hampshire, including beginning farmer and youth food justice programs.

Renaissance Project • $10,000
New Orleans, LA
General support to expand food justice programming to remove barriers to fresh food access in three wards of New Orleans, LA.

Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York • $20,000
New York, NY
General support for organizing, education and advocacy to improve conditions for restaurant workers, and grow the sustainable food movement. (First year of a two-year grant)

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United • $20,000
New York, NY
General support to deepen strategic alliances with organizations in the food movement, and lead a national consumer engagement campaign that connects advocacy around federal labor policy with consumer safety and food policy. (Second year of a two-year grant)

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 for an organization seeking to increase community control over the local food system while promoting racial and gender justice. (First year of a two-year grant)

White Earth Land Recovery Project • $20,000
Callaway, MN
General support to relocalize food and energy systems, restore tribal lands, revive traditional culture, and nurture a vibrant civil society for Anishinaabeg and other indigenous people. (Second year of a two-year grant)

2013

Corbin Hill Food Project • $20,000
New York, NY
General support for a social venture nonprofit seeking to supply fresh local produce to communities where it is needed most through an innovative, hybrid value chain that nurtures community control.

Dakota Rural Action • $15,000
Brookings, SD
General support for a South Dakota organization building grassroots leadership for family farm based agriculture and environmental conservation.

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.

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund • $20,000
East Point, GA
General support to foster sustainable rural communities through cooperative economics, land retention, sustainable farming practices, policy advocacy and leadership development. (First year of a two-year grant)

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.(Second 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 nutritional needs of low-income state residents. expanding federal nutrition programs.

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute • $10,000
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.(Second year of a two-year grant)

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 • $15,000
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 advocate for a socially just and environmentally sound food system.

Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success • $20,000
Manchester, NH
General support for organizing, services and advocacy by refugees and immigrants in New Hampshire, including beginning farmer and youth food justice programs.

Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York • $20,000
New York, NY
Program support for Fair and Green, which uses organizing, education and advocacy to improve conditions for restaurant workers and grow the sustainable food movement.(Second year of a two-year grant)

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United • $20,000
New York, NY
General support to deepen strategic alliances with organizations in the food movement, and lead a national consumer engagement campaign that connects advocacy around federal labor policy with consumer safety and food policy. (First year of a two-year grant)

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.(Second year of a two-year grant)

Southwest Georgia Project • $20,000
Albany, GA
General support for an organization seeking 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 relocalize food and energy systems, restore tribal lands, revive traditional culture, and nurture a vibrant civil society for Anishinaabeg and other indigenous people. (First year of a two-year grant)

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.

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.

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.

2009

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 cooperate harms to the elimination of those harms through the assertion of local democratic con

Cornucopia Institute • $20,000
Cornucopia, WI
General support to promote family-scale organic farming in the Midwest and nationally.

Dairy Education Alliance • $20,000
Eugene, OR
General support for a national coalition of grassroots groups seeking to make large-scale dairies more socially and environmentally responsible.

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.

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) • $15,000
Oakland, CA
General support for an intensive fundraising training program for the Kellogg partnership project grantees.

Hunger Action Network of New York State • $20,000
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 concern 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 promote a locally-based agriculture and food system.

National Family Farm Coalition • $25,000
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 and environmentally sound food and agriculture system.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition • $50,000
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 through a legion of family farmers earning decent

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group • $20,000
Belchertown, MA
General support to advocate for food and farm policies, and develop local and regional food systems.

Organization for Competitive Markets • $25,000
Lincoln, NE
General support to counter the further concentration of food production and the industrialization of agriculture.

Rooted In Community • $20,000
Rochester, NY
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.

Southeast Asian Community Alliance • $25,000
Los Angeles, CA
General support to promote economic justice, environmental sustainability, and health through food justice.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group • $12,500
Fayetteville, AR
General support to promote sustainable agriculture through a network of family farm, agriculture, consumer and environmental organizations from 13 Southern states.

Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network • $25,000
Mount Vernon, WA
General support to promote community, environmental, social and economic well-being by mobilizing individuals and organizations to advocate for sustainable and organic food and farming.

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.