Food Funders Working Group

About the Group

Community Food Funders (CFF) is a philanthropic organizing project that supports the growth of an equitable, ecologically sound, and economically robust food system in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  We provide information, resources, and networking opportunities for funders to invest strategically in growing, processing, and distributing food locally.

CFF is coordinated by the Food and Environment Program Officer at North Star Fund and is led by a steering committee comprised of grantmakers from ten foundations.  CFF facilitates roundtable discussions, funder briefings, site visits, and social gatherings to foster information-sharing and networking among funders. Read about our past events here.
 
CFF also aggregates and disseminates information and resources to its members, provides a venue through which members can sponsor issue-specific meetings and events, and complements the work of other regional and national groups of similar intent. CFF distributes a monthly e-newsletter highlighting food systems news, upcoming events, key studies, and other information of interest to funders.

Monthly Update: May 2018

Community Food Funders will host a workshop on May 16th on how the philanthropic community can help uproot the structural racism that defines the current food system. Please also save the date for CFF’s 2018 Annual Gathering on June 7th.

Food Sector Resources

March, 2017

This report measures the reach of the SBP in the 2015-2016 school year—statewide and locally—based on a variety of metrics.

September, 2016

Today, 14.0 percent of American households—about one in seven—suffer from food insecurity, which means they do not have the resources to provide enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.

March, 2016

View materials and recording of the program "NYC’s Food Policy Director on Hunger, Health & Equity."