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Making Sense of the RFSP

The USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership grant is a new funding opportunity intended to support partnerships and collaboration that increase the impact and viability of regional food systems. SAFSF is partnering with The Wallace Center to help grantees and funders explore the RFSP and unpack what makes impactful partnerships, projects and proposals in a year that will

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Farm and Food Business Viability for Thriving Communities

Presented by Community Food Funders; co-sponsored by the Joyce & Irving Goldman Family Foundation andSustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Farm and food entrepreneurs in New England and the Hudson Valley are facing the challenges of climate change, an economic structure that has left rural America in poverty, as well as an ongoing history of

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What’s Up with Food and Farm Investing: A Peer Conversation with the SAFSF 2020-21 Investment Cohort

Eighteen experienced impact investors from the SAFSF network met regularly as a cohort over the past year to share learnings, address challenges, and find fellowship. This session shares a taste of the group’s conversations with the SAFSF network. During the session, investors will discuss what inspires their work, and how they think about investing in order to

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Network Structure and Purpose – Building Effective Regional Food Funder Networks, Part 1

This five-part series on Building Effective Regional Food Funder Networks will will provide a venue for learning, sharing best practices, and discussing new resources that can help ensure your food funder network makes a difference in your region and, as part of a network of regional groups, contributes to systemic change on a national level as well.

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Network Partnerships – Building Effective Regional Food Funder Networks, Part 2

SAFSF has helped convene or been an advisor to many regional food funder networks over the years and seen some prosper while others struggled to find their footing. This five-part series on Building Effective Regional Food Funder Networks will provide a venue for learning, sharing best practices, and discussing new resources that can help ensure

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Nutrition Incentives: Lessons and Opportunities to Improve Healthy Food Access

Co-sponsored with Grantmakers in Health (GIH) Access to healthy food is an important social determinant of health. Over the past decade, nutrition incentive programs that match federal SNAP dollars to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables have grown rapidly and proven to be a critical pathway to improving healthy food access. New streams of federal support

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