Industry spends billions annually to influence the public’s understanding of food and farming, and by extension, control policies and markets. We can’t match them dollar for dollar, but we can help farmers and rural communities get their voices out there, and we can and should recognize the critical role of communications in achieving real change and prioritize it accordingly.Leslie Hatfield, Senior Partnership & Outreach Advisor, GRACE Communications Foundation
The Power of Story
We believe that in order to create food and farm systems that foster equity, wellbeing, and resilience, we must advance a public narrative that investigates and reveals the true costs of corporate concentration and the global industrial model, showcases the centrality of agroecology and regenerative systems, and amplifies the voices and experience of those most impacted by our food and farm systems and on the frontlines of transforming them.
The Food and Farm Communications Fund provides targeted communications funding and resources to community-based organizations working at the forefront of food and farm systems change. The Fund advances communications initiatives and media projects to help shift narrative and further the goals of the grassroots and their allies. The Fund also seeks to influence increased funding and prioritization of communications as an essential tool in movement-building and systems change.
Our Shared Beliefs
The Food and Farm Communications Fund is guided by a common set of commitments. Together we believe in…
Cover > “Harvest” by Katie Greaney Photography of Pie Ranch.