Community Food Funders (CFF)

Community Food Funders (CFF)
Organization Name:
Community Food Funders (CFF)
Primary Address 1:
520 8th Avenue, Suite 1800
Primary Address City:
New York
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Long Organization Description:

Community Food Funders (CFF) is a philanthropic organizing project that provides information, resources, and networking opportunities for funders in the NY-NJ-CT region. We support the transition to an equitable, ecologically sound, and economically robust regional food system that optimizes local growing, processing, and distribution within this region, and balances it with fair trade between regions and internationally.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(212) 620-9110
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Project Manager: Adam Liebowitz
Is there any other information you would like to share?:
CFF is a project of the North Star Fund.
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Interesting Fact About the Organization:
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.
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Major Funders:
100 percent of our funding comes from the members of our steering committee.
Organization Type:
About the Organization:
Community Food Funders (CFF) provides grantmakers and funders the opportunity to a) understand the dynamics of the existing regional food system including land, water, labor, infrastructure, research, financing, access, programs and policy, and b) identify opportunities for investment that leverages the changes necessary to create a sustainable and equitable food system throughout the region. CFF also administers the Seeding Power Fellowship.
Latest Project:
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.
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
We have and or use Social Media?:
We do not have any social media for CFF, but the Seeding Power Fellowship is active as @seedingpower on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
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