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Creating a Partner Network

In Story by Esperanza Pallana

In 2018, I was a new grant writer at a Black-led childcare, family, and resource-sharing collective …

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Get Out of The Way

In Story by Esperanza Pallana

Last year, I spoke with a well established and highly respected journalist who offered me a …

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Finding Purpose in Philanthropy

In Story by Esperanza Pallana

There is an ongoing, systematic erasure of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) movement leaders, …

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Decolonizing the Food System

In Story, Videos by Esperanza Pallana

On May 8, 2023, Shape Up SF and the SFDPH Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Team …

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Unapologetically Reclaiming The Land

In Story by Esperanza Pallana

By December 2022, I was itching to travel abroad and when I found out that my …

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Foodways and Wordways

In Story by Esperanza Pallana

“Peek through the husk,” my mom said, holding the fresh ear of corn. I recognized this …

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Narrative Power and Belonging

In Podcasts, Story by Esperanza Pallana

(L-R: Rubi Orozco Santos, Shaniece Alexander, Esperanza Pallana, Kelly Carlisle) Thanks to our collaboration with Castanea …

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Power of Participatory Grantmaking

In Podcasts, Story by Esperanza Pallana

Esperanza Pallana, Executive Director of the Food and Farm Communications Fund, recently joined Gwen Wurst, a Senior …

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Rematriating the Narrative in the UK

In Podcasts, Story by Esperanza Pallana

Oxford Real Farming Conference · ORFC23 Unceded Voices: Rematriating the narrativeBefore I share my experience, I’d …

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A Look at Community Controlled Funding in Food Systems and Beyond

In Story, Videos by Esperanza Pallana

 In 2022, FFCF co-hosted this 90-minute recorded webinar, hear from EFOD* leaders Camryn Smith of Communities …

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Seeding Change: A Decade of Movement Building

In Story by Esperanza Pallana

Food and Farm Communications Fund is committed to resourcing our community of organizers and farmers, from …

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Cultural Organizing

In Story, Videos by Esperanza Pallana

Where preserving and expressing our culture is an act of resistance to the constant pressure of …