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Securing a Seat at the NEASDA / NASDA Table

CFF is working with Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders (SAFSF) and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) to ensure the presence of ‘good food’ advocates at the annual meetings convening the heads of state departments of agriculture. The following letter was shared with the wider CFF network on behalf of Christine James, Executive Director of the John Merck Fund.

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Recap: Northeast Food Movement Organizing

On February 1st, CFF partnered with Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) to host an event titled Northeast Food Movement Organizing. Twenty participants gathered in-person and online to hear about new initiatives and opportunities to engage the leaders of state agriculture departments and help build a regional coalition of non-profits at the same time.

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Northeast Food Movement Organizing, 2/1

Join Community Food Funders and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) for a discussion on the role philanthropy can play in working with our state policymakers in supporting the good food systems work of our grantees. We will hear from SAFSF Executive Director Virginia Clarke who has spearheaded the effort to sponsor the annual NASDA meetings and send a local cohort of food systems advocates to each meeting since 2014. We will also hear a debrief on the 2017 NEASDA meeting from a group of advocates who attended under CFF sponsorship, including NESAWG Executive Director Tracy Lerman.

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Funder Affinity Groups

As a network of funders ourselves, Community Food Funders appreciates the value that affinity groups bring to philanthropy.  On this page we highlight some of the most common groups and networks that our members belong to.  Please contact us to add more groups to this list.

 

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SAFSF 2014 Forum

The 12th Annual forum hosted by Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders took place in Denver this year, June 17-19.  This year’s theme was “Stronger Together”, and brought over 100 funders from around the country to explore how the multiple puzzle pieces of our food system fit together,

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Grantmaker Resources on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Angela Park of  Diversity Matters, led a pre-forum workshop at the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Annual Forum in Denver this year.  The workshop was entitled Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Angela has shared her excellent compilation of resources for grant-makers that you can download.  

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