Community Food Funders (CFF)

by Leah Butz
Community Food Funders (CFF)
520 8th Avenue
Address Line 2
Suite 1800
New York
Phone Number
(212) 620-9110
Director, Manager or CEO
Project Manager: Adam Liebowitz
Number of staff/employees
Year Started
Major Funders
100 percent of our funding comes from the members of our steering committee.
Latest Projects
In 2019 CFF created and launched the Seeding Power Fellowship, an 18-month food justice program for nonprofit leaders. CFF also accepts nominations each year for the CFF Champions Award.
Interesting Fact
CFF strives to transition our food system to one that pursues a true triple bottom line. A system that is:
- Equitable for everyone along the food chain, from growers, workers, and processors, to distributors, retailers, consumers, and waste handlers.
- Ecologically sound so that food is produced, transported, and consumed in a way that eliminates or minimizes the use of toxic chemicals and fossil fuels and is regenerative and sustainable in its production.
- Economically robust supporting a multiplicity of ownership models for enterprises along the food supply chain, without disproportionate control or influence by large corporations, and without barriers to entry.

In pursuit of this goal, we believe that those most impacted and negatively affected by the current system should be part of the dialogue about moving forward, including decision-making and visioning.

In 2019, CFF created the Seeding Power Fellowship, an 18-month food justice program for nonprofit leaders.
Areas Served
Core Programs
A series of educational briefings to highlight central issues, obstacles, and solutions relevant for food system funding in our region; an annual gathering each spring for CFF members and invited guests; summertime site visits to take a deeper dive on a single issue or location. The new Seeding Power Fellowship is now also a core program.
Major Issues
Advocacy-Policy, Environmental Issues of the Food System, Sustainable Food, Movement building
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