It is difficult to find grant support to set up a communications system that helps us carry out our campaigns, project/education work, and communicate who we are as an organization. We cannot overemphasize how important this support has been.
FFCF offers two grantmaking programs, core grants and capacity grants. Our team strives to make the grantmaking process more accessible and prioritizes equity by allocating at least 75% of our resource grants to BIPOC-led organizations. Communication is an essential function of organizing people to build just food systems; that's why we resource strategies that amplify the stories of our grantees advocating for transformative change.
Grassroots organizers are collecting the stories of everyday folks trying to make our food and agricultural systems more sustainable. We resource supportive communications strategies that make folks aware of these movements' urgency and build stronger connections between our communities and organizers leading the charge to preserve indigenous lands and protect our food systems.
The more we can commit to resourcing the stories of grassroots organizers, the farther their messages can be spread. But we know that money alone isn't always enough. To deepen the impact of our partnership with our grantees, we also offer additional support with capacity training, including coaching, training, and peer networking.