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Farm Bill Grassroots Capacity Building Project: Updates, Lessons Learned and What’s Next (Co-Sponsored Webinar)

May 28, 2024 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am PDT

Hosted by Funders for Regenerative Agriculture
Co-sponsored by Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders

In June 2022, the Farm Bill Grassroots Capacity Building Project launched as a collaboration between National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, RAFI-USA, and Regenerative Agriculture Foundation, with generous grant support from the Waverley Street Foundation. While having a focus on advancing agricultural policies that address the climate crisis and racial disparities, this effort takes a broad perspective in supporting policy organizing as a whole. These collaborating organizations are the leading champions of the project, collectively holding many decades of policy experience:

  • HEAL Food Alliance
  • National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC)
  • Native Farm Bill Coalition (NFBC)
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
  • Rural Coalition (RC)

This Project is primarily focused on providing financial support and training to on-the-ground organizations components include the following:

  • A Rapid Response Fund that provides small grants to support mobilizing activities.
  • A Capacity Building Fund that provides financial resources and training to Black, Indigenous, and organizations of color that would like to increase their involvement in policy advocacy.
  • A Priority States Fund that focuses on advocacy in states with key

Join us for the session to learn more about how the collaborators and partners in this project are bringing about systemic and effective policy change by building a diverse and well-resourced grassroots advocacy movement that can sustain itself beyond one Farm Bill cycle. We will discuss the history and goals of the project, as well as dive into the lessons learned and evolution of the participatory funding structures and where the fund is headed in the next year.


  • Ahna Kruzic, RAF
  • Edna Rodriguez, RAFI
  • Amanda Eller, Waverley 
  • Sarah Hackney, NSAC

This is a free, funder-only event. Registration is not required.

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