PreForum Workshops and Site Visits
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice
Regional Food Ecology and Economy
Distribution on a Big Scale
Aero Farm and Veterans to Farmers
DJ Cavem Kick Off Performance
Is the “New West” A Better West?
Video of Keynote presentation
Diversification: It’s Not Just an Investment Strategy
Stronger Together: Partnering With Business
|All-Day Site Visits
The Arkansas River Valley (Rocky Ford)
Different Approaches Similar Goals: School Food Transformation
Building Community While Growing Food
Hunger and Health: Taking Action
Technology and Innovation Mixing with The Food System For Good
Healthy Farms and Healthy People: Opportunities To Align Food And Farm Policy With The Goal Of Healthier Americans
Public Narrative: Developing The Stories That Unify Our Work, Build Power, And Grow The Movement
The State Of Agricultural Water In Colorado And The West: Case Studies Of Innovative Partnerships
Evaluating Success: Innovative Evaluation Methods To Accurately Measure Success Among Community-Based, Grassroots Organizations
What’s Trade Got To Do With It? How Funders Can Help Stop Trade Pacts From Undermining Fair And Sustainable Food Systems
Pollinators, People, And Pesticides: Making Connections To Address Multiple Threats From Multiple Angles
The Secret To Building And Sustaining Health Food Access Community Initiatives–Older Adults!
A Roadmap For Sustaining City Food System Planning: How Can Funders Partner With Cities?
Making Change Through Independent Journalism
Soil Carbon Is A Critical Piece Of The Food System And Climate Puzzles
Working With Promotores To Incorporate The Voice Of The Latino Community Into The Food System Reform Movement
Slow Money: Lessons At The Local And National Level
Funding And Evaluation For Collective Impact
The food systems puzzle contains a striking variety of pieces spanning disciplines, nations, and passions—but they must all fit together to create a cohesive, dynamic whole. We funders—including corporate foundations, governments, community foundations, individual donors, and family foundations—each bring a different perspective to this work, and we also know that we are stronger together.
Some of us use investment dollars to support food enterprise and build new infrastructure and markets, while others convene and build networks to support collaboration and community. Still others take on the thorny transnational issues of seed supply, genetic ownership, trade, and food aid. Our work includes grassroots, community, state, national, and global perspectives. We recognize the value of creative, responsive, and strategic funding.
Working together—whether as partners, collaborators, or cooperators—takes commitment and innovation. At SAFSF’s 2014 Annual Forum in Denver we will explore how the multiple puzzle pieces fit together and how funders and others can work together toward shared goals. Join us!