2018 Core Grantees

  • Agricultural Justice Project, Gainesville, FL – to support a video project to inspire the public to stand in solidarity with those most marginalized within the food system, when making purchasing decisions and supporting food justice work.
  • The Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – to deliver rural development news and information for villagers of Kyrgyzstan via the “Ayil Demi” newspaper.
  • California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA – to unearth little-told stories about immigrant innovations in California farming and make them widely accessible through the “Cal Ag Roots: Hidden Histories of the San Joaquin Valley project.”
  • Center for International Policy/Mighty Earth, Washington, DC – to execute high-profile public actions, garnering extensive media coverage in markets that will increase pressure on a multinational corporation to alter its feed sourcing and reduce the harmful effects of unsustainable crop practices.
  • Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Kapaa, HI –  to support strategic communication efforts, to counter industry spin, while promoting regenerative, local agriculture; to expand the base in impacted communities; and to amplify calls to action for pesticide regulation at the State Legislature.
  • Main Street Project, Northfield, MN –  to document and communicate the impact of Main Street Project’s poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system on farmers, consumers, and the media.
  • Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, Taos, NM –  to create and disseminate critical educational resources and to develop peer-to-peer learning networks that strengthen the capacity for developing food sovereignty in Native American communities across the U.S.
  • Resource Media, San Francisco, CA –  to build the communications capacity of two nonprofits working to publicize and counter the environmental justice impact of factory hog farms in North Carolina.
  • Savé PNG, Papua New Guinea – to support the “Empower Pasifika” project, using communications tools to educate Pacific communities in indigenous food health, family farming and rural livelihoods.
  • Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC), Billings, MT – to support WORC’s “Homegrown Stories” project, using storytelling and photography to explain how and why our food and agriculture system is in dire need of radical change, through an accessible online platform.
  • White Earth Land Recovery Project, Callaway, MN – to support a community-owned radio program and tribal newsletter aiming to improve the community’s relationship with local food producers and harvesters and to encourage healthy eating habits, environmentally friendly food production, and the preservation and sharing of traditional Ojibwe food systems.