2022 Core Grantees

  • Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), Chicago, IL
    Communicating Advocacy and Organizing Through Art-Based Political Education - to support art-based modes of storytelling to bolster political education and organizing initiatives and build a base of engaged community members on issues important to, and defined by, growers throughout the region.
  • Agroecology Commons, Oakland, CA
    Cultivating the Commons: Seeding Agroecology - to support communications capacity building and organizing for popular education rooted in farmer-to-farmer training, equity-centered apprenticeships for QBIPOC farmers, and global solidarity through multicultural networks focused on food sovereignty, land-based healing, and collective liberation.
  • Artisan Grain Collaborative (AGC), Upper Midwest region
    Animating the Midwest Grain Chain - to support development of storytelling assets to narrate and animate the effort required to move grains from seed to table.
  • Black Church Food Security Network, Baltimore, MD
    A Wilderness Like Eden: Stories from the Christian Food Movement- to support the production of a full-length documentary highlighting the history, mission, and scope of the network’s work with Black farmers and Black churches.
  • Black Farmer Fund, New York, NY
    Strengthen Black Farmer Presence - to support the communications team in deep narrative building, bringing educational resources to Black communities, highlighting the importance of community wealth building to build community power, and uplifting Black ancestral legacy in agriculture via earned media efforts.
  • Boston Farms Community Land Trust, Mattapan, MA
    Communications planning for Boston Farms - to support the development of communications strategies that enable messaging to strengthen community involvement; grow communications capacity; and advance contributions to the public narrative around urban farming, land conservation, and environmentalism.
  • Community Farm Alliance, Berea, KY
    Patchwork Initiative Communications Fellowship - to expand communications of the Patchwork Initiative, the CFA-led collaboration of Black Soil: Our Better Nature and Kentucky State University, to increase the visibility and awareness of the vital and vibrant contributions of BIPOC farmers to agriculture in Kentucky.
  • Communities in Partnership, Durham, NC
    Communication Cultivation - for a community-led communications team to amplify the local food justice ecosystem for Black and Brown farmers, food producers, and families.
  • Good Journey Development Foundation, St. Louis, MO
    Second Look Podcast - to support the implementation of the youth led podcast, Second Look, to amplify a narrative change around youth and elders in urban areas working collectively to grow, prepare and eat organic food.
  • Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA), Kapaʻa, HI
    Hawaiʻi Food Justice Communications Campaign - to support strategic communications that educate about, advocate for and organize around fair and sustainable food systems in Hawaiʻi.
  • The Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE), Louisville, KY
    Conveying the Power of Cooperatives to Transform the Food-Farm Economy - to build capacity to tell the story of cooperatives in the food-farm economy in a compelling way, showcasing current work of building a community-owned grocery store and developing other collective enterprises in communities of color.
  • Milk with Dignity Standards Council, Burlington, VT
    Milk with Dignity Expansion Project - to support targeted communication to familiarize key stakeholders and industry leaders with their farmworker-led program in order to expand program coverage and protect the human rights of more dairy farmworkers.
  • Minnow, Oakland, CA
    Building Minnow’s Capacity for Strategic Storytelling - to support strategic communications efforts towards centering the food system narrative around farmers of color and indigenous sovereignty in California.
  • Movement Training Network, Santa Fe, NM
    Communications Capacity & Outreach - to support outreach and educational communications for the Ndn Bayou Food Forest in South Louisiana.
  • New Roots Urban Farm , St. Louis, MO
    Operation Grow Black Growers - to support building communications capacity and strengthening networks of Black farmers in St. Louis.
  • One Generation, Corrales, NM
    Indigenous Farm Hub: Community-Led Determination for Local Food Sovereignty - to support a communications and marketing effort that promotes community engagement around Indigenous food sovereignty and food access across six New Mexico pueblos and three Navajo Nation chapters with the goal of creating a landscape analysis to study viability for a Sandoval-County based Indigenous Food Hub.
  • People’s Food and Farm Project, San Francisco Bay Region, CA
    Communications strategy for the People's Food and Farm Project - to support the development and implementation of a communications strategy that is grounded in a collective vision for food sovereignty and centers BIPOC residents and food chain workers.
  • Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust (PPLT), Cranston, RI
    Strategic Communication Content Creation for BIPOC Farmers in New England - to create digital video and audio narrative content in support of BIPOC agricultural program partners.
  • Rock Steady Farm, Millerton, NY
    Amplifying Queer and Trans Farmer Narratives and Sustaining the Work - to establish robust, sustainable communications capacity to reach queer and trans farmers across the country and globe.
  • Urban Tree Connection, Philadelphia, PA
    UTC’s Food Sovereignty Communications Project - to support upgrading internal and external communications infrastructure to help grow and expand base-building efforts around land stewardship and food sovereignty; and strengthen advocacy efforts against land grabs in West Philadelphia.
  • Warren-Sharpe Community Center, Joliet, IL
    Green Sprout Podcast & Youtube Channel - to support the creation of a youthpowered podcast and Youtube channel which will address urban farming, food equity and environmental racism. Youth hosts (ages 12-18) will interview other youth farmers and activists, power brokers and elected officials, and share their voices at a policy-making level. They will grow a generation of Black and Brown digital journalists who are informed, confident, and ready to speak truth to power.