Our Grantees

Our Food and Farm Communications Fund grant enabled us to hire a communications person to help us craft a new narrative that has had a tremendous impact on the consistency and effectiveness of our message and how we communicate to the outside world, as well as our internal networks.Food and Farm Communications Fund Grantee

Since its launch in 2012, the Food and Farm Communications Fund has awarded more than $2.1 million in targeted communications support to 41 organizations and projects working on food and farm systems change.

In 2018, the Fund engaged in a formative evaluation to update its grant offerings based on the communications needs and priorities as determined by the field. This page offers listings of past grantees; however, it is important to note that historic grants do not necessarily reflect the Fund’s most recent program updates. Please refer to our Grantmaking page for further details regarding the Fund’s current priorities, criteria, restrictions, funding range, and application timeline and process.

  • Agricultural Justice Project, Gainesville, FL – $40,000 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 – $25,000 to deliver rural development news and information for villagers of Kyrgyzstan via the "Ayil Demi" newspaper.

  • California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA – $25,000 to unearth little-told stories about immigrant innovations in California farming and make them widely accessible through the “Cal Ag Roots: Hidden Histories of the San Joaquin Valley project.”

  • Center for International Policy/Mighty Earth, Washington, DC – $40,000 to execute high-profile public actions, garnering extensive media coverage in markets that will increase pressure on a multinational corporation to alter its feed sourcing and reduce the harmful effects of unsustainable crop practices.

  • Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action, Kapaa, HI – $40,000 to support strategic communication efforts, to counter industry spin, while promoting regenerative, local agriculture; to expand the base in impacted communities; and to amplify calls to action for pesticide regulation at the State Legislature.

  • Main Street Project, Northfield, MN – $40,000 to document and communicate the impact of Main Street Project’s poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system on farmers, consumers, and the media.

  • Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, Taos, NM – $40,000 to create and disseminate critical educational resources and to develop peer-to-peer learning networks that strengthen the capacity for developing food sovereignty in Native American communities across the U.S.

  • Resource Media, San Francisco, CA – $40,000 to build the communications capacity of two nonprofits working to publicize and counter the environmental justice impact of factory hog farms in North Carolina.

  • Savé PNG, Papua New Guinea – $25,000 to support the “Empower Pasifika” project, using communications tools to educate Pacific communities in indigenous food health, family farming and rural livelihoods.

  • Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC), Billings, MT – $30,000 to support WORC’s “Homegrown Stories” project, using storytelling and photography to explain how and why our food and agriculture system is in dire need of radical change, through an accessible online platform.

  • White Earth Land Recovery Project, Callaway, MN – $40,000 to support a community-owned radio program and tribal newsletter aiming to improve the community’s relationship with local food producers and harvesters and to encourage healthy eating habits, environmentally friendly food production, and the preservation and sharing of traditional Ojibwe food systems.

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Cover > “Market Talk” by Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.