About Us

Our communications need to draw from the positive values that exist in our communities but are unexercised and often discounted or even disparaged in the dominant narrative. Advancing a new public narrative—about farming, about the land, about community, about people, about racial equity, about food—is a tall task but one we believe is essential to changing the tide. Food and Farm Communications Fund Grantee

Who We Are

The Food and Farm Communications Fund is a multi-funder collaborative and pooled grant program organized around a shared belief in the role of strategic communications and narrative to build power and embolden transformative change in our food and farm systems. We believe that working together, with the long view in mind, will help us to invest our time and resources strategically. We find strength in our networks, yet know we have much to learn. To that end, we maintain an open application process and take cues from those closest to the problems we seek to address.

Our History

The Food and Farm Communications Fund was launched by a group of aligned funders in 2012, responding to an urgent need for targeted communications support among food and farm movement organizations. In 2018, the Fund undertook an evaluation to review its history, hear from grantees and community leaders, and to update its strategy and program offerings to better meet the needs and priorities as identified by those in the field. To learn more about our findings, read “Funding Food and Farm Communications.

Participating Foundations

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Are you a funder interested in learning more?
The Food and Farm Communications Fund is an open funder collaborative, with many opportunities to contribute and engage. We welcome your questions, input, and participation.

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The Food and Farm Communications Fund is skillfully administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. We are immensely grateful for their capable and steady support.

Acting Director

Hilde Steffey
Food and Farm Communications Fund

In Community

Collaboration is core to our approach. Whenever possible, we share learnings, look for synergies, and support one another in strengthening grassroots communications in the field. Some current collaborators include:

Photo Credits

Cover > “Voices of an Organic Planet Shoot, Istanbul” by Real Food Media; “Apples” courtesy of the Oneida Nation Tourism Department, Oneida, WI.