Foundations support urban farms and gardens and related programs for a variety of reasons – youth development, food access, environmental protection, and more – but no matter what the program goal, foundations want to see their grantees’ programs succeed. Without the land they depend on, none of these urban agriculture programs can continue, yet the obstacles to obtaining secure land (i.e. permanent protection of the resource) and secure tenure (i.e. assured access to the land) are seldom discussed.
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.
Join us in Newark to tour the gardens and farms at Greater Newark Conservancy and Ironbound Community Corporation.
As part of a city-wide Building Healthy Communities Initiative rolling out of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, NYCHA and Green City Force are teaming up to expand upon their extremely successful urban farming pilot at the Red Hook Houses
A list of past events sponsored Community Food Funders
As part of its strategy to promote Environmental Stewardship in the Tri-State Area, DDCF makes grants to support a sustainable agriculture system in the Tri-State area that benefits people and wildlife. Grants support a local, sustainable food system in the New York City “foodshed” (i.e., areas such as the Hudson River Valley and northern New Jersey).
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The Merck Family Fund was established in 1954 by George W. Merck, President of Merck & Co., Inc. He created the fund for two principal reasons: to do good with the resources acquired through the company’s success, and to create an opportunity to regularly bring family members together.
- Restore and protect the natural environment and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come.
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I attended the February 11, 2014, CFF Urban Agriculture Working Group briefing about the forthcoming book–Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City–and found the afternoon to be extremely interesting, engaging, and informative.
Nevin Cohen and Kristin Reynolds,
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A list of events sponsored by Community Food Funders prior to 2014.