Congratulations to the first round of Organizational Capacity Building Mini-Grant recipients!
We’re proud to support a wide range of organizations through this program by providing support for all-staff strategic retreats and planning sessions, strategic financial planning sessions, and professional development training sessions.
Check out the organizations that have received grants and the great work they’re doing:
• Sustʻāina ble Molokai, Kaunakaka, HI
Sustainable Molokai is a 501c3 grassroots, community-based organization formed in 2010 with a vision of restoring Aina Momona (abundant land) to the island of Molokai. We serve our entire island, which consists of approximately 7,400 people, over 60% of whom are Native Hawaiian.
• Food Roots, Tillamook, OR
Food Roots exists to grow a more robust food system on the north Oregon coast by engaging our community, supporting farmers and entrepreneurs, and improving access to local food for all. Our programs include Farm and Food Business Support, Access to Local Food, and Farm to School. Food Roots was founded in 2006.
• Organic Growers School (OGS), Asheville, NC
Organic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region. A 501c3 non-profit, we are based in Asheville, NC, and have been serving our region since 1993.
• Produce Perks Midwest, Cincinnati, OH
Produce Perks Midwest (PPM) is a Cincinnati- based nonprofit pioneering solutions to address inequities within the food system and improve the health of underserved communities. Beginning in 2014, PPM successfully led the expansion of Ohio Produce Perks from five DTC markets in the urban core of Cincinnati to 25 DTC and grocery-retail locations serving Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, and Athens. Today, PPM serves as both the OPP statewide lead organization and regional program operator for Central/Southern OH.
• Urban Roots, Reno, NV
Founded in 2009, Urban Roots is mission driven to change the way children eat and learn by growing healthy minds, bodies, and communities in northern Nevada through hands-on education in the garden. Urban Roots is founded on the idea that food is a powerful tool for academic and nutrition education when it is fully integrated into the classroom and accessible to the community.
• Re:Vision, Denver, CO
Re:Vision works with people in economically marginalized neighborhoods to develop local leaders, cultivate community food systems, and grow community wealth through a neighborhood-owned economy. In 2007 we set out to rethink community development. Since then, we have transformed one of Denver's most economically marginalized neighborhoods, Westwood, into an emerging thriving, resilient community. Re:Vision has helped establish over 1,700 vegetable gardens for low-income families, collectively producing more than 500,000 pounds of fresh produce and saving those families over $1 million in grocery bills, making it one of the largest urban agriculture programs in the country.