2021 SAFSF Forum
May 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am – May 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT
The SAFSF Forum will again be held online in 2021 to bring you the opportunities for real-life learning and peer connection that funders look forward to all year. Spanning two weeks, from May 3-14, 2021, the 2021 SAFSF Forum is a curated assortment of thought-provoking, timely, and diverse programming developed by your SAFSF funder peers. With a range of workshop and networking sessions offered over two weeks, put together the schedule that works for your learning:
- Tune in live and participate in dynamic discussions with expert speakers
- Listen to session recordings at a time that works for you
- Connect and network with funder and investor peers working across the country
The Forum is developed by and for funders who are working on a variety of issues, approaches, and geographies. Attendees will leave with inspiration, strategies, and connections for impactful engagement related to their own work within the food system.
SAFSF amplifies the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems, and the SAFSF Forum is the only national gathering for and by funders supporting just and sustainable food systems change. The Forum challenges participants to understand the need for grantmakers and investors to take on risks in order to co-create more resilient, sustainable, and equitable food systems—and at the same time, provides space to cultivate connections with peers so that no one organization is going it alone.
Who is a “Funder?”
The annual SAFSF Forum is designed by and for funders. Funders are considered those organizations using grantmaking or investments as a core strategy to fulfill their mission and who make grants or invest more than $50,000 annually. 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.
2021 Forum Advisory Committee
David Beck, Self-Help
Lenore Beyer, Kinship Foundation
Bryan Crawford-Garrett, Thornburg Foundation
Paola Diaz, The 11th Hour Project
Noah Fulmer, Fair Food Network
Ashley Lukens, Frost Family Foundation
Ann Mills, Agua Fund
Carol Pickering (chair), Dietel & Partners, LLC
Megan Saynisch, GRACE Communications Foundation