2022 SAFSF Policy Convening: Commit to Action

Funding Base-Building, Narrative Shift, and Policy Education and Advocacy for the Farm Bill—2023 and Beyond

February 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – February 9, 2022 @ 8:30 pm Washington DC

The 2022 SAFSF Policy Convening: Commit to Action will bring funders together in Washington DC to build shared understanding, and mobilize a commitment to action to drive equitable federal agriculture and food policy change in the farm bill. Together we will explore three high-impact fundable strategies: geographic power and base building; narrative shift; and policy education and advocacy. In addition, we will work together to conduct Congressional and USDA meetings for those who are interested. 

This convening will challenge participants to coordinate their 2022-2023 funding to leverage policy change that drives us towards resilient, sustainable, and equitable food systems—while at the same time, providing the opportunity to build strategic partnerships so that no one organization is going it alone.

More information and registration coming soon!


SAFSF amplifies the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems, and the SAFSF Policy Convenings are the only national gatherings for and by funders supporting just and sustainable food systems policy change. SAFSF Policy Convenings are developed with and for funders who are committed to leveraging broad and systemic change through public policy advocacy. As a participant, you will engage in strategic conversations and commit to actions that strengthen the field and broaden our collective impact.


Funders are considered those organizations using grantmaking, lending, or investing as a core strategy to fulfill their mission. This includes individual donors, executive and program staff,​ and members of the board of grantmaking organizations (family foundations, individual donors, corporate foundations, government, community foundations, etc.), as well as representatives of non-profit or for-profit investment enterprises. Development or fundraising staff are not permitted to participate in SAFSF events.

2022 SAFSF Policy Convening Advisory Committee

  • Stacey Barbas – Kresge Foundation
  • Rudy Espinoza – Inclusive Action for the City
  • Noah Fulmer – Fair Food Network
  • Paul Wolfe – Walton Family Foundation
  • Ann Mills – Agua Fund
  • Tenzin Dolkar – McKnight Foundation