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2023 SAFSF Forum

June 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am June 14, 2023 @ 8:00 pm PDT

About the 2023 SAFSF Forum

Join us in Washington D.C. June 12-14, 2023 for an SAFSF Forum like no other, taking place in our nation’s capital for the first time!

Connect in person with community and movement leaders, policy activists and advocates, federal legislators, and other funders who share a vision of an equitable and sustainable food system for all. Dig in to promising solutions and strategies for agriculture and food systems that address the roots and consequences of racial inequities, socio-economic and geographic divides, and community disenfranchisement and disinvestment.

We’ll look at the connections—and disconnects—between the needs we hear from frontline leaders and funding from both federal and philanthropic sources. With two blocks of half-day site visits, we’ll meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and get out to see how residents of the capital city are digging into this work on the ground.

Health and Safety Guidelines

As we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, SAFSF is committed to creating a safe and comfortable meeting environment for all participants.  Our commitment to maintaining reasonable COVID-19 protocols is deeply rooted in our values of racial equity and accessibility. The COVID-19 pandemic has targeted the most vulnerable among us, leading to disproportionate deaths in Black and Indigenous communities as well as heightened vulnerability for members of our community with disabilities and/or chronic illness.

Please click below to read our guidelines thoroughly.

Hotel Information

The 2023 SAFSF Forum will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Capital HiltonPlease be sure to select the correct dates for your duration of stay. We encourage you to arrive on Sunday, June 11 to take full advantage of pre-Forum networking and the Funder Peer Sessions that will start early on Monday, June 12. The deadline for booking your hotel room has passed. If you still need a reservation, try calling the hotel directly at (202) 393-1000 (request to be added to the SAFSF room block).


Your sponsorship of the 2023 SAFSF Forum boosts our power to convene funders across the agriculture and food system spectrum at a critical moment for philanthropy. Your Forum sponsorship enables us to bring in new voices, research, and expertise to our convening, and helps create a supportive and interactive space for all Forum attendees to connect, commit, and collaborate.

Contact Virginia Clarke, Executive Director, or Angie Boone, Member and Development Associate to secure your spot as a Forum sponsor.

Those funders organizing a session will have the first opportunity to sponsor their Workshop or Learning Dinner. Sponsorships may not be exclusive.

All sponsorships must be finalized by April 17, 2023 – please reach out as soon as possible.

Thank You to Our 2023 SAFSF Forum Sponsors!

Plenary Sponsor

Site Visit Sponsor

Networking Sponsors

Workshop Sponsor

To-Mi-Da Fund | Windward Fund

Friends of the SAFSF Forum

Virginia Clarke

Gratitude to the following for ongoing general support

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