Sarah Bell is Program Director for Food and Agriculture at the 11th Hour Project, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation. She joined the foundation in 2007 and launched the program in 2010. Her grantmaking focuses on the intersection of ecology, local economies, and equity in the U.S. She sits on the board of Pie Ranch in Pescadero, CA, and is active in numerous funder affinity groups. She received her B.A. in English Literature and French from the University of Colorado and studied permaculture in Northern California.