Agrarian Trust (National)
Agrarian Trust’s mission is to transform our relationships to the land and each other, to increase land access and ownership by farmers and communities, and to foster regenerative agriculture and care for the Earth. AT collaborates with communities of stakeholders to create Agrarian Commons, which support the next generation of farmers and ranchers. AT works for racial and gender equity as an integral part of their efforts toward social, environmental and climate justice.
Black Dirt Farm Collective (Maryland)
The Black Dirt Farm Collective is a collective of Black farmers, educators, scientists, agrarians, seed keepers, organizers, and researchers guiding a political education process. Through its cultivation of Afroecology, it works to activate Black agrarian communities’ personal, cultural, and technical capacities to be used as a transformative organizing tool. It does this through co-facilitating political trainings rooted in the wisdom of nature. It sees this as a process of recovering the Black community’s innate agrarian identities, Afro-diasporic histories, and magic.
Center for Hunger-Free Communities (Pennsylvania)
The Center for Hunger-Free Communities is a community-engaged research and advocacy center at Drexel University focused on developing innovative, empirically tested solutions to the challenges of hunger and economic insecurity.
Community Alliance for Global Justice (Washington)
Community Alliance for Global Justice educates and mobilizes with individuals and organizations to strengthen local economies everywhere. CAGJ is grassroots, community-based and committed to anti-oppressive organizing as we build solidarity across diverse movements. CAGJ seeks to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments and other institutions while creating and supporting alternatives that embody social justice, sustainability, diversity and grassroots democracy.
Community Farm Alliance (Kentucky)
The Community Farm Alliance works to organize and encourage cooperation among rural and urban citizens through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes to ensure an essential, prosperous place for family-scale agriculture in our economies and communities. It envisions a food and fiber system that provides nutritious food for Kentuckians in a manner that is socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable and that is vital to the state’s economy.
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (Michigan)
The Detroit Black Community Food Security network is a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to build food security in Detroit’s Black community. Our mission is to build self-reliance, food security and food justice in Detroit’s Black community by influencing public policy, engaging in urban agriculture, promoting healthy eating, encouraging co-operative buying, and directing youth towards careers in food-related fields. D-Town Farm is a seven acre farm on Detroit’s west side that features organic vegetable plots, mushroom beds, four bee hives, four hoop houses for year-round food production, and a composting operation.
Detroit Partnership for Food, Learning and Innovation (Michigan)
The Detroit Partnership for Food, Learning and Innovation (DPFLI) is Michigan State University’s first urban food research center, developing solutions to economic and nutritional challenges unique in urban environments.
Duluth Community Garden Project (Minnesota)
The Duluth Community Garden Program strives to cultivate healthy neighborhoods by providing access to land, resources, and community
Eastern Woodlands Rematriation (Based in traditional territorities of indigenous peoples throughout what is now the northeast United States)
Eastern Woodlands Rematriation (EWR) is boldly reclaiming the right to food and relationship to the earth for indigenous peoples. We initiate and help sustain existing community-led food and medicine projects across tribal communities in the Northeast. EWR prioritizes collective leadership and is led entirely by indigenous womxn and two-spirits. From our initial formation, we intentionally decentralize power to raise up folx as experts in their respective communities. Our collective decision-making, community organizing, and collective cultivation practices align with matriarchal principles of earth-centered stewardship. We are restoring polycultural food systems and local fisheries, assuring transmission of traditional medicine and foodways while reengaging spiritual foundations of our livelihoods. We embrace agroecology and anti-oppression/anti-violence frameworks as a pathway to food sovereignty and the rebuilding of indigenous agro-economies.
Family Farm Defenders (Wisconsin)
The mission of Family Farm Defenders is to create a farmer-controlled and consumer-oriented food and fiber system, based upon democratically controlled institutions that empower farmers to speak for and respect themselves in their quest for social and economic justice. To this end, FFD supports sustainable agriculture, farm worker rights, animal welfare, consumer safety, fair trade, and food sovereignty.
Farmworker Association of Florida (Florida)
The Farmworker Association of Florida affirms the right of farmworkers to live and work in healthy environments and communities and upholds our commitment to the transformation of our current agricultural system to one that is free of corporate control and that puts power back into the hands of communities and the people.
Farmworker Support Committee (New Jersey/Pennsylvania)
The Farmworker Support Committee/El Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) is a non-profit, migrant farmworker organization that is governed by and comprised of farmworkers who are actively engaged in the struggle for better working and living conditions. CATA’s mission is to empower and educate farmworkers through leadership development and capacity building so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding the best course of action for their interests.
Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers (Florida)
Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers Inc. (FOG) is a nonprofit corporation established in 1987. FOG operates two programs: Education & Outreach and Quality Certification Services.
Food Chain Workers Alliance (National)
The Food Chain Workers Alliance is a coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain. The Alliance works together to build a more sustainable food system that respects workers’ rights, based on the principles of social, environmental and racial justice, in which everyone has access to healthy and affordable food.
Food for Maine’s Future (Maine)
Food for Maine’s Future is dedicated to building a just, secure, sustainable, and democratic food system to the benefit of Maine farmers, fishers, their communities, and the environment. The core work of Food for Maine’s Future is addressing the need for democracy and social justice at all levels of the food system, from localizing production and distribution decisions to eliminating the WTO and the corporate patenting of seeds. It is working to preserve local food cultures, support family and peasant-based production, ensure equitable distribution of healthy food, and support the civil rights, health, and security of all people.
Food First (California)
Food First’s mission is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger.
Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition (Kentucky)
Food in Neighborhoods is a community coalition that supports community efforts to build a just, healthy, and sustainable food system in Louisville, Kentucky.
Franklin Community Co-op (Massachusetts)
Franklin Community Co-op produces and distributes food products. The Co-op offers delis, cookies, meats, cheese, ice creams, and bakery products.
Grassroots International (Massachusetts)
Grassroots International works to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements. We provide grants to our Global South partners and join them in advocating for social change. Our primary focus is on land, water and food as human rights and nourishing the political struggle necessary to achieve these rights.
Greenhorns works to promote, recruit and support the next generation of farmers through grassroots media production. Our role is to explore the context in which new farmers face the world, through publications, films, media, and events – and by promoting the important work being done by so many organizations, alliances, trusts and individuals regionally and around the world.
Groundswell: Center for Local Food and Farming (New York)
Groundswell Center engages diverse learners and empowers them with skills, knowledge and access to resources, so they can build sustainable land-based livelihoods and equitable local food systems. They help people become successful small-scale farmers and homestead food producers through practical, on-farm training. Our peer-to-peer networks build community and foster skills-sharing among farmers, homesteaders and “food citizens.”
Grow Hartford Youth Program (Connecticut)
Grow Hartford is a youth program that advocates against social injustices such as food injustice, racism, and adultism. Our mission is to not only bring awareness to these issues but to also motivate citizens to bring change.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (Minnesota)
IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa)
ICCI is a member-driven organization taking collective action on issues important to people living and working in Iowa.
Mississippi Association of Cooperatives (Mississippi)
MAC provides support for cooperative businesses, family farmers, and rural people which enables them to improve their lives and communities; and to maintain and support training and educational programs that will enhance the quality of life for rural residents.
National Family Farm Coalition (National)
The National Family Farm Coalition represents family farm and rural groups whose members face the challenge of the deepening economic recession in rural communities. The NFFC was founded in 1986.
New Roots (Kentucky)
New Roots works with community stakeholders in Louisville, Kentucky, to maintain a “Fresh Stop Market” model, a food delivery system that ensures affordable, fresh, organic food is available year-round in all neighborhoods.
Northeast Organic Farming Association (Regional)
The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) is a coalition of seven NOFA state chapters. Our purpose is to advocate for and educate on organic and sustainable agriculture, family-scale farming and homesteading in rural, suburban and urban areas, agricultural justice and other related policy issues. The NOFA Interstate Council serves as the Board of the NOFA chapters’ coalition.
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (Massachusetts)
NAMA is a fishermen-led organization building a broad movement toward healthy fisheries and fishing communities. NAMA builds deep and trusting relationships with community based fisherman, crew, fishworkers and allies to create effective policy and market strategies.
Pesticide Action Network – North America (National)
Pesticide Action Network North America (PAN North America) works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives that protect the health of communities and the environment. PAN North America is one of five independent regional centers of PAN International, a worldwide network of more than 600 organizations in 90 countries, including local, national and regional consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups. Our network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends human rights to food, health and environmental quality, and combines community-led campaigns and science to advance environmental justice, sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty.
Presbyterian Hunger Program (National)
The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP), a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes. They work with partners in the United States and around the world to understand and address the systemic and structural causes of hunger and poverty through grantmaking, education, organizing, advocacy and movement building.
Rural Coalition (National)
The Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural is an alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant and working people from the United States, Mexico, Canada and beyond working together toward a new society that values unity, hope, people and the land.
Rural Community Workers Alliance (Missouri)
A place where people from the Milan community and the Northwest Missouri area can discuss their needs and necessities for the community. This alliance a chance to enhance community involvement, employment, civil rights, and public recreation.
Rural Vermont (Vermont)
Rural Vermont’s mission is to lead the resurgence of community-scale agriculture through education, advocacy, and organizing in support of Vermonters living in deep connection to one another and to the land that nourishes us all.
Somali Bantu Community Association (Maine)
The mission of the Somali Bantu Community Association is to provide vital transitional services, advocacy, and programming that empowers members of the refugee community to uphold cultural identity and thrive in their new life here in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine.
SouthWest Organizing Project (New Mexico)
SWOP was founded in 1980 by young activists of color to empower their communities in he SouthWest to realize racial and gender equality and social and economic justice. They seek to redefine power relationships by bringing together the collective action, talents, and resources of the people within their communities. SWOP works primarily in low-income communities of color to gain community control of their land and resources. At the core of our work is the belief that all families have the right to healthy, sustainable environments in which to live, work, and play.
Sustainable Agriculture Louisville (Kentucky)
Community-led organization dedicated to advance food sovereignty in the city of Louisville.
Urban Tilth (California)
Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. We hire and train residents to work with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of our own food supply.
US Friends of the MST (National)
The Friends of the MST (FMST) is a network of individuals and organizations that support the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) in the struggle for social and economic justice while securing respect for human rights. The FMST works to build solidarity and educate the public in the US and English-speaking world in order to raise the international profile of the MST. The FMST has a direct relationship to the MST and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council (New York)
The Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council works to encourage sustainable food systems and healthy food consumption, to create a space for residents to identify their food justice issues and determine their own solutions.
WhyHunger (New York)
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (National)
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations (UN).