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2016 CFF Annual Gathering recap

On June 15th, over 50 CFF members got together with some of our partners in the field and the public sector at COLORS Restaurant for the 4th CFF Annual Gathering. Delicious drinks and appetizers were supplied by COLORS staff while people mingled and discussed their work.  The evening featured a conversation with Danny Meyer,

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Recap: NYC’s Food Policy Director

On March 24th, CFF partnered with Philanthropy New York to host Barbara Turk for a briefing titled NYC’s Food Policy Director on Health, Hunger, and Equity. You can find a video recording of the briefing below. Her office also has a new website that just recently launched. The conversation covered a wide range of topics including the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and NYC’s role in it’s development, the 2015 NYC Food Metrics Report, and the inclusion of food in the OneNYC Plan. There was also a robust Q&A with the audience.

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Recap: Analyzing our Food Funding Landscape

On December 7th, CFF partnered with Foundation Center to host a briefing titled Analyzing Our Food Funding Landscape. Unfortunately the recording feature of the webinar malfunctioned so we do not have a video to share. Read a recap here.

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Recap: Food Impact Investing for Philanthropy

On October 5th, the Finance and Investment Working Group of CFF partnered with Slow Money NYC to host a meeting titled Food Impact Investing for Philanthropy. The following is a recap and video recording of that meeting.

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Food Impact Investing for Philanthropy, 10/5

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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Video: Jul 22nd NYC Regional Food Hub briefing

Below is a recording from a CFF-sponsored briefing that took place in July, 2015, called Building Our Regional Food Economy: Creating a Regional Food Hub in NYC.  Only the slides and audio were recorded, so you will not see the live video of people in the room. 

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Spring 2015 Resources & Announcements

A collection of resources and announcements from April to June, 2015

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Video: June 8 Food System Resiliency briefing

Below is a recording from a CFF-sponsored briefing that took place in June, 2015, called Food System Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change.  Former CFF panelists gathered for a morning meeting to discuss their unique experiences in the food system, and come up with recommendations and next steps for philanthropy and local government (click the link above for more background). 

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2015 CFF Annual Gathering recap

On May 6th, 2015, about 50 CFF members and some of our partners in the field and the public sector got together at COLORS Restaurant for the 3rd Annual CFF Gathering. Locally-sourced drinks and appetizers were supplied by COLORS staff while people mingled and discussed their work.

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Video: Apr 29 Farmland Preservation briefing

Below is a recording from a CFF-sponsored briefing that took place in April, 2015, called Approaches to Farmland Preservation in the Northeast. The video begins with introductions of everyone in the room and their interest in the subject area. If you want to jump right to the presentations,

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