The 2020 SAFSF Forum in Kansas City, MO will challenge participants to understand the need for grantmakers and investors to take on risks in order to co-create more resilient, sustainable, and equitable food systems.
SAFSF 18TH Annual Forum
June 22-24, 2020 | Kansas City, Missouri
SAFSF amplifies the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems, and the SAFSF Forum is the only national gathering for and by funders supporting just and sustainable food systems change. The Forum challenges participants to understand the need for grantmakers and investors to take on risks in order to co-create more resilient, sustainable, and equitable food systems—and at the same time, provides space to cultivate connections with peers so that no one organization is going it alone.
The three-day Forum offers many opportunities for peer learning, networking, and collaboration. Plenary and workshop sessions and themed dinners allow funders to learn from each other as well as leaders in the field. Day-long site visits encourage participants to learn from work happening in the region and identify themes that might inform their own work once they return home. A full funders-only day provides space for deeper-dive peer engagement around topics of interest.
And because the Forum theme and agenda is developed by and for funders who are working on a variety of issues, approaches, and geographies, attendees will leave with inspiration, strategies, and connections for impactful engagement related to their own work within the food system.
SPONSOR THE FORUM
Funder sponsorship is a unique and critical aspect of the SAFSF Annual Forum that maintains the integrity of our content, the focus on our issues, and the accessibility of our registration fees. Your Forum sponsorship also funds:
• Participation, travel, and lodging costs for non-funder and practitioner thought leaders, grassroots advocates, researchers, and policy makers to address the Forum as exciting speakers at our plenaries, workshops and themed dinners
• Development of deep-dive, day-long site visits to explore intersectional issues on the ground in the region of our host city and associated costs such as transportation, food, and honoraria for host organizations
• Expansion of knowledge resources, including our conference mobile app, member cohort meetings, resource materials, translations and dissemination of news and learnings from the Forum
• Participation of Food System Partners for the main portion of the Forum, bringing the perspectives of those who represent communities of color, rural communities, and/or others that have historically been underfunded, marginalized, or disenfranchised