The following groups have started region-specific funding initiatives. Please contact them directly to learn more about their work and funding priorities.
Chesapeake Bay Funders Network
Crafted by grantmakers for grantmakers, the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network is a goal-oriented organization that fosters opportunities to work together on shared interests in Bay and watershed restoration issues and activities.
Contacts: Jamie Baxter – [email protected]; Megan Milliken – [email protected]
Community Food Funders
Community Food Funders (CFF) is a philanthropic organizing project formed in 2011 to provide information, resources and networking opportunities for funders in the New York, New Jersey and southern Connecticut region to invest in the transition to an equitable, ecologically sound and sustainable regional food system that emphasizes local growing, processing and distribution.
Contact: Adam Liebowitz – [email protected]
Fresh Taste Initiative
Fresh Taste is a partnership born of learning, sharing, and the recognition of common interests by a group of foundations and the City of Chicago.
Contact: Karen Lehman – [email protected]
New England Food Funders (NEFF)
NEFSF is an informal group of grantmakers who are slowly creating a learning network to support more localized, sustainable food systems that shorten the distance from field to fork, strengthen local economies, promote ecological health and provide for the nutritional and social needs of community members.
Contact: Ruth Goldman – [email protected] or Ann Wallace – [email protected]
Roots of Change
Roots of Change (ROC) is a collaboration of community, nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and business organizations that are unified by strategy and collaborate in pursuit of a sustainable food system in California by 2030.
Contact: Michael Dimock – [email protected]
Vermont Food Funders
Through partnerships, research, gatherings, grants, and investments, we want to help create a nationally-recognized food system that helps more Vermont families enjoy the benefits of local food while opening up new markets for local farmers’ products.
Contact: Janet McLaughlin – [email protected]