SAFSF aims to strengthen connections, foster collaboration, and build capacity of our members in order to catalyze action on public policies that reflect our network’s values—at the local, state, tribal, and national levels.
SAFSF’s policy work is part of SAFSF’s core programming—akin to our equity and health work. Conversations and opportunities for action on policy are woven into SAFSF’s program offerings, which began with the Annual SAFSF Policy Briefing (2014-17) and now include:
● Monthly members-only, off-the-record Policy Radio Hour calls;
● Policy-focused funders’ learning calls and webinars; and
● Food and agriculture policy conversations at the SAFSF Annual Forum.
SAFSF’s policy work is guided by our membership and Policy Committee.
● Current policy program priority issue areas voted on and identified by the SAFSF membership include rural development, the farm bill, and soil/carbon/climate policy.
● The Policy Committee, a standing committee of the SAFSF Steering Committee formed in 2017, provides guidance and creative energy to staff and leadership on SAFSF’s policy programming, ensuring that policy programming is consistent with SAFSF’s vision, mission, and values.
Current SAFSF Policy Committee Members:
● Stacey Barbas, Kresge Foundation (chair)
● Brad Leibov, Liberty Prairie Foundation
● Jaime Love, Interact for Health
● Moira McDonald, Walton Family Foundation
● Michael Roberts, The 11th Hour Project
● A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute
If you have any questions about SAFSF’s policy work or would like to deepen your involvement in our policy programming, please reach out to SAFSF staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.