Category: Past Events

Food Impact Investing for Philanthropy, 10/5

Farmer inspects garlic

Community Food Funders and Slow Money NYC are collaborating to host a meeting on impact investing in the food space. What is impact investing, and how can philanthropic organizations participate? Who is already doing food investing in our region, and what types of entities are seeking these funds? Come hear from experts in the field as well as case studies from two of your colleagues who have recently made their first program related investment in food systems work.

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Recap: Newark Urban Ag Tour

On July 30th, The Urban Agriculture Working Group of CFF partnered with the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers to host a day-long tour of urban agriculture sites in Newark, NJ. 25 funders participated in the bus tour visiting Newark gardens and farms and hearing from presenters.

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NYC Regional Food Hub Briefing, 7/22

Crates of veggies in a warehouse

Join us for a funder briefing with GrowNYC to learn about the proposed development of a Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. This large-scale facility will provide a home for Greenmarket Co., space for an expanded wholesale farmers market, a light food processing center to prepare local produce for wholesale, and other infrastructure to support local food businesses.

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Food System Resiliency, 6/8

Volunteers organize food donations after Sandy

Two years ago, CFF helped organize a 3-part breakfast series for funders to examine disruptions in the food system as a result of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. Now, CFF is working with our former panelists and other experts to compile the lessons learned from that original series, update the work that has taken place in the interim, and look more seriously at what it would mean to seriously address the issues that were raised.

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