Based in Boston, Massachusetts, The John Merck Fund (JMF) was established in 1970 by the late Serena Merck and is now in its third generation of family leadership. Starting in 2012, The John Merck Fund will spend all of its assets over the next ten years to spur progress in clean energy, environmental health, development of a New England regional food system, and treatment of developmental disabilities. JMF’s Regional Food Systems Program helps strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in New England’s expanding market for regionally and sustainably grown food by funding initiatives to develop institutional demand and the regional supply network.
2 Oliver Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Food System Focus Areas: Food Chain Workers, Policy, Advocacy and Organizing, Finance and Investment, Infrastructure & Supply Chain Logistics, Farm Preservation and Land Access, Public Health and Healthy Food Access, Farm to Institution
Geographic Areas: New England