Seeding Change: A Decade of Movement Building

Food and Farm Communications Fund is committed to resourcing our community of organizers and farmers, from the ground up. Across 10 years, we’ve granted more than $4MM to grassroots organizations working to strengthen our food and agricultural systems, and return to indigenized practices of community and care. FFCF has also been working to build permanent organizing infrastructure among grantee partners. …

Cultural Organizing

Where preserving and expressing our culture is an act of resistance to the constant pressure of erasure, FFFC supports work that centers cultural organizing. Rather than community organizing from a place of deficit, we strive to lift-up a counter narrative rooted in community cultural wealth and capacity. We seek out grantee partners whose approach is strategic, generative and power building …

Farmer Engagement

Farmer engagement has been a long-time strategy supported by Food and Farm Communications Fund to advance systemic change. Over the last ten years of funding, nearly a quarter of the projects we’ve supported focus specifically on farmer engagement which includes outreach, one to one training, organizing and education efforts to build coalitions and strengthen capacity for natural systems farming, to …

Inclusive Economic Models

FFCF supports community-led processes where communities identify and initiate their own solutions to economic, social and environmental issues within food and agriculture to build healthy, economically viable communities. We believe that by supporting community-controlled economies, people will come before profit. Forty-six percent of our ten-year portfolio reflects grantee partners fostering community economic power for and by those most impacted by …

Reclaiming Democracy

Change takes people. Since inception, our work has been continually forging strategic connections so that food and agricultural systems are shaped and determined by the people who comprise them, not corporate interests. Eighty-eight percent of the 168 projects we’ve supported have focused on reclaiming democracy such as building political leadership, strengthening civic engagement, mobilizing for policy advocacy, and organizing for …

Reindigenized Food & Agricultural Systems

Food and Farm Communication Fund (FFCF) envisions food and agricultural systems that are reindigenized and democratized, which means we support natural, sustainable and regenerative systems and communities that have been historically marginalized are no longer on the margins of opportunities and resources. Over the past ten years, Food and Farm Communications Fund has been working towards this vision. Ninety-seven percent …

Movement-Led & Emboldened Community Power

We know that not any one of us individually can transform food and farm systems. To transform the current system and be responsible descendants and future ancestors, we must be in right relationship with each other and the earth. What we began as a funder collaborative in 2012 has evolved into a deeper ecology of relationships and accountability. For the …

Q&A With Shavaun Evans, Director of Programs and Movement Support

Food & Farm Communications Fund goes beyond grantmaking, we invest in our grantee partners. We know the value of building organizational capacity over the long-term. Each year, we connect our grantee partners to communications experts, trainers, and coaches to support their capacity needs. This support has helped organizations amplify their stories to a wider audience, grow their digital organizing skills, …

Write Back or Get Written Out

In 2016, Jessica Sabogal, a Colombian American artist, led a Poster Project called Write Back or Get Written Out. It is a vital call to action to own the power of our own storytelling so that our identities, stories and histories may accurately be reflected. We chose this as the title of our most recent keynote presentation at the 2022 …

Ten Year Portfolio Snapshot 2012-2022

This snapshot data does not include international grants made in partnership with and generous support of Christensen FundTotal Grantmaking 2012-2022Funding Priorities18% Multiyear Grants in 2022Grantmaking by Race/Ethnicity 2012-2022Race/Ethnicity 2012(grassroots leaders self-identified)Race/Ethnicity 2022(grassroots leaders self-identified)Critical Fund Development Overlay Race/Ethnicity 2012-2022(grassroots leaders self-identified)Grantmaking by Rural & Urban RegionsMovement-Led & Emboldened Community PowerTen Year Portfolio Snapshot 2012-2022Q&A With Shavaun Evans, Director of Programs …