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 …

2021 Crisis & Change Frontline Support Grantees

Brandworkers, Long Island, NY Building Brandworkers’ Capacity to Support Food Factory Worker Organizing — to support the strategic communications, campaign coordination, and storytelling efforts of the Brandworkers Communications team; and utilize digital organizing trainings to support their efforts to mobilize factory workers to win dignified jobs and build power across the industry. Center Pole, Garryowen, MT Building Power through Food …

2019 Capacity Grant Recipients

Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Chicago, Illinois – to purchase audio/visual equipment to enable communications, outreach, and education to be more accessible to members, including equipment to live stream educational workshops and events, language interpretation support of printed materials and events, as well as engaging a consultant to develop a communications strategy for the organization. Alliance for Fair Food, Immokalee, Florida …

2020 Core Grantees

The Alliance for Fair Food , Immokalee, FL — to increase communications capacity to mobilize consumers and investors to join with farmworkers in demanding corporate food retailers end farmworker exploitation in their supply chains by joining the Fair Food Program. Funds will develop lasting staff skills in digital media mobilizing and help frame and develop core resources for socially responsible …

2019 Core Grantees

The Center for Rural Strategies, based in Whitesburg, KY — to support an integrated communications campaign that produces and distributes content in ways that 1) increase the capacity of grassroots, multi-sector rural advocates and their national networks to address food systems change; 2) positively affect the coverage of food systems issues in local, regional, and national media; and 3) educate …

2018 Core Grantees

Agricultural Justice Project, Gainesville, FL – to support a video project to inspire the public to stand in solidarity with those most marginalized within the food system, when making purchasing decisions and supporting food justice work. The Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – to deliver rural development news and information for villagers of Kyrgyzstan via the “Ayil …

2017 Core Grantees

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, Inc., Albuquerque, NM – to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and expansion of culturally relevant, sustainable agri-tourism product and itineraries in Indian Country, laying the groundwork to restore indigenous food systems through associated economic and cultural impacts. Center of Southwest Culture Inc., Albuquerque, NM – to support “Sembrando Salud!,” a robust communications and …

2016 Core Grantees

California Institute for Rural Studies Inc., Davis, CA – to support the “Cal Ag Roots: Docks to Delta” series, using storytelling, podcasts, listening sessions and dialogues to demonstrate the power of integrating historical analysis into movement narratives and strategies. Dakota Resource Council, Bismark, ND – to galvanize North Dakotans around bedrock community values to re-establish family owned and operated agriculture …

2015 Core Grantees

Alliance for Fair Food, Immokolee, FL – to support the “Food Chains Consumer Campaign,” which aims to use a new, high-profile, documentary film focused on the battle for farmworker justice to produce action that is capable of bringing more corporate buyers into the Fair Food Program. Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons, NE – to support a strategic, targeted, and visual …

2014 Core Grantees

Civil Eats (via Sustainable Markets Foundation, NY) – to support Civil Eats, a daily news and source for critical commentary about the American food system. Common Market, Philadelphia, PA – to support efforts to communicate sustainable food production values to consumers at retail outlets, to participants in direct-to-consumer programs, and to decision makers at institutions, corporations, and in government. Food …