Food & Agriculture System Wildfire Relief Funds

Last Updated: Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm PST

In response to the recent wildfires affecting California, Oregon, and Washington, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) is tracking wildfire philanthropic response and recovery funds that focus on the food and agriculture system.

This is a dynamic resource. If you know of a fund that is not currently on this list, please contact [email protected] Feel free to circulate the directory link widely.

California

CCOF: Organic Hardship Assistance – The Bricmont Fund
Fund information: https://ccof.org/foundation/donate (If you give through the website, send an email to [email protected] to note that your donation is for the fund specifically.)

Community Alliance with Family Farmers: 2020 Farmer Fire Relief Fund
Fund information: https://www.caff.org/2020firefund/

Latino Community Foundation: Wildfire Relief Fund
Fund information https://latinocf.org/norcal-wildfire-relief-fund/

Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation: Farmworker Resiliency Fund
Fund information: https://www.scggf.org/farmworker-resiliency-fund/

The Farmworker Project Fire Relief: Economic Redistribution and Wage Replacement
Fund information: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/farmworkerprojectfirerelief

UFW Foundation
Fund information: https://www.ufwfoundation.org/wildfires

UndocuFund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma County
Fund information: https://undocufund.org/

Oregon

Portland Area CSA: Small Farms affected by Oregon Wildfires GoFundMe
Fund information: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/small-farms-affected-by-oregon-wildfires

UNETE / Center for Farm Worker Advocacy: Immigrant Fire Relief Fund
Fund information: https://www.ourfamilyfarms.org/farmworker_housing_fund

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste/Oregon’s Farmworker Union – Farmworker Emergency Fund
Fund information: https://secure.everyaction.com/xCeIiLfjL0aQJ207a68HNQ2?fbclid=IwAR1_vnnAf6x5iu1mCzQUwymMdZOQXzImBSd1CtxmLAhXx4qfQXtZ7fHMeU0

Causa of Oregon: Oregon Worker Relief Fund
Fund information: https://workerrelief.org/

Washington

Community Foundation of North Central Washington: NCW Fire Relief Fund
Fund information: https://cfncw.org/ncwfirerelieffund/

Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice: Helping Our Wenatchee Immigrant Community
Fund information: https://www.gofundme.com/f/wenatchee-for-immigrant-justice?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_more

News

California farmworkers say they didn’t get masks during wildfires (The Counter, 9/15/20)
‘I Have To Work’: Agricultural Workers In The West Harvest Crops Through Fire Smoke (NPR, 9/17/20)
Oregon farmworkers face ‘awful choice’ as wildfire smoke plagues harvest (The Oregonian, 9/17/20)
I’m a farm worker in Washington state, picking apples during the wildfires. All I have is a cloth mask to protect myself. (The Counter, 9/16/20)