2023 Core Grantees

  • Across Our Kitchen Tables, Los Angeles, CA
    Food Worker-Entrepreneur Field Guide- to support the goal of centering BIPOC working in food and building a more inclusive food economy through the production of a print and video field guide for food worker-entrepreneurs in the Los Angeles region.
  • A.C.R.E.S., St. Louis, MO
    Voices of North St. Louis - to support a project that amplifies the voices of north St. Louis community members, and a Black farmer zine that helps community members connect with and support local Black farmers.
  • Afrithrive Inc, Silver Spring, MD
    Elevating our Community Voices through Digital Storytelling - to support a digital storytelling project that aims to amplify the stories and lived experiences of marginalized and underserved Black immigrant gardeners and community members in Baltimore County.
  • Agroecology Commons, El Sobrante, CA
    Evolution of a Farmer Film- to support the creation of a short documentary film called Evolution of a Farmer that will follow real-life people along the humbling journey of becoming a farmer.
  • Black Farmer Fund, Ventura, CA
    Black Farmers Thriving- to support a strategic, cross-platform, and multi-stakeholder communications strategy that increases the Fund’s visibility and shifts narratives about Black farmers towards abundance and thriving on land.
  • Center for Mississippi Food Systems,Jackson, MS
    MS Food Futures: BIPOC led, BIPOC determined - to support the development and implementation of a culturally-appropriate communications strategy that supports BIPOC-led food systems transformation in the Delta, Coastal, Central & Choctaw regions of Mississippi.
  • Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), Ventura, CA
    Farmworker Living Wage and Climate Resiliency Campaign - to support communication strategies that support organizing farmworkers to win livable wages in the agricultural sector, strengthen safety nets, particularly for immigrant workers, and to draw investment from state and local government agencies to support farmworkers in exercising their rights and reporting labor violations.
  • Dakota Rural Action, Brookings, SD
    Sicangu Chapter of Dakota Rural Action - to support organizing a new geographic chapter in Mission, SD on the Rosebud Reservation utilizing sophisticated communication and data tools database and GIS mapping.
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance, Los Angeles, CA
    Narrative Platform on a Just Transition for Food Workers - to support food worker narrative development around climate justice and just transition, creating a worker-led platform for change.
  • Freedom Food Alliance, Germantown NY,
    Grow Food, Not Prisons! Cultivating narrative strategies for abolitionist food justice - to support the development of narrative strategies for base building and coalition building at the intersection of prison abolition and food justice.
  • Hui Kaloko-Honokohau, Kapaʻa, HI
    Voices of the Land: Moʻolelo of Reclamation, Resistance, and Resurgence - to support the rehabilitation of indigenous Native Hawaiian fishpond aquaculture and fisheries through land-based storytelling and calls for collective action.
  • Idaho Organization of Resource Councils, Boise, ID
    The Farmworker Justice Campaign - to support the development of a communications plan with multiplatform message development and collateral.
  • Justice Through Food, Chicago, IL
    Returning Stewards and Providers of Color to the Land - to support the launch of a national base building communications campaign to return and rematriate stewards and providers of color to the land.
  • La Semilla Food Center, Oakland, CA
    Narrative Weaving in the Chihuahuan Desert: Organizing Storytellers to Shift Power - to accelerate the articulation of shared narratives that reaffirm community-based efforts to re-indigenize foodways and counter harmful narratives of the Paso del Norte region’s land, plants, and people.
  • Lakeshore Flavor, Muskegon MI
    Lakeshore Flavor Community Listening Sessions Project - to support six community listening session events to highlight inequities impacting Black, Brown, Women-Owned, low- and low-income urban farmers and food businesses in Muskegon County.
  • Minnow, San Francisco Bay Region, CA
    Enabling Growth and Power for California’s BIPOC Farmers and Communities - to support communications efforts to grow and disseminate the life stories, accomplishments, and power within the land-based efforts of the BIPOC communities it serves.
  • Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust (PPLT), Cranston, RI
    Building Indigenous Power in the Northeast - to support strategic communications development for their food access program and two land repatriation projects in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • Rocksteady Farm, Millerton NY
    Amplifying Queer and Trans Farmer Narratives and Sustaining the Work - to support robust, sustainable communications to reach queer and trans farmers across the country and globe.
  • Siċaƞġu Co, Mission, SD
    Sicangu Co Podcast Studio - to support the build out of an in-house podcast studio to increase the Siċaŋġu Lak̇ota nation’s communication capabilities in the broader food sovereignty movement both locally and regionally.
  • Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), Southeastern U.S.
    Creating an Online Space to Amplify our Work, and Propagate our Values - to support the redesign and upgrade of the organizational website, a key point of communication for current/prospective farmer members and funders, and to amplify Black agrarian values in the agricultural landscape at large.