How COVID-19 Spurred A Collective Philanthropic Effort in Food Justice – A Webinar Hosted by Community Food Funders

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Virtual meeting - Register by 10/27
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**This program is hosted by our partner, Community Food Funders (CFF), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many foundations rightly focused their attention and resources on emergency food supply, economic relief, and other immediate needs that were rapidly increasing. As the crisis continued, and amidst the political uprisings for racial justice, Community Food Funders (CFF) members also wanted to direct a portion of their emergency giving towards groups doing the long-term work of systems change and shifting power in the food system. These groups -- led by people of color, engaged in advocacy and organizing, with smaller budgets -- are the same that are historically underfunded and so often fall through the cracks of larger relief efforts. 

Join CFF and the funders who pulled together to create the 2020 Food Movement Support Fund, the first pooled fund in CFF's nine-year history, to hear about why and how they are supporting food justice organizations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. From community-centered bike-powered composting to supporting black farmers and food businesses, to utilizing farm resources to end mass incarceration, come and meet some of the grantees doing this vital work.

  • Why a network of funders chose to come together to create a new fund to support movement building in the food system
  • How to build community power towards a more equitable food system

  • Lessons learned in pooling and distributing resources, including practices put into place to ensure an equitable selection process


Designed for

All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: presentation followed by a full group discussion.


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  Program
Registration is required by October 27th. Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

Members and Non-Member Funders: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork with any questions.

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