California

Feed the Hunger Fund

Feed The Hunger Fund works side-by-side with our borrowers, primarily women, immigrants, and people of color, to build a more equitable food system. As a certified Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI), we provide critical loans in Hawaii and California to help farmers and food entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Financial & Business Planning
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • Hawaii

California Ag Water Stewardship

The forces coming to bear on water supply for agriculture have never been so significant. Water availability will be one of the most prominent forces shaping the future of agriculture in California. California agriculture has a great opportunity at this time to innovate new solutions, demonstrate leadership in achieving multiple benefits, and forge new partnerships to address these challenges. Technical assistance and on farm practices are featured.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We can also help you with:

  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support

We work in these areas:

  • California

California Department of Food and Agriculture

California state’s Department of Agriculture; information about pest, disease control; animal health and food safety, funding/grants, plant health, marketing, and environmental issues.

We specialize in:

  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We can also help you with:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers
  • Resources for BIPOC Farmers
  • Resources for Farmworkers / Migrant Workers

We work in these areas:

  • California

Organization for Competitive Markets

Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) is a national leader working to bring about economic justice for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities by fighting to break the the abusive corporate power that extracts the wealth out of their pockets. OCM provides a platform for individuals and organizations to join their voices in demanding fairness and justice within the marketplace. Working together we can ensure everyone receives their fair share of America’s prosperity that they build. By becoming a member you will have access to the information and tools you need to join the fight.

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Industrial Ag Issues
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets
  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We can also help you with:

  • Resources for Tribal Farmers & Ranchers

We work in these areas:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming

MESA, Inc.

MESA is a global grassroots network of farmers, researchers, activists and agripreneurs reviving community food systems. MESA connects sustainable farming leaders around the world for participatory learning and cross-cultural exchange to strengthen local, resilient food systems worldwide. Since 1997, MESA has connected over 1400 farmers, activists and advocates and helped launch 146 small-scale farms and food justice projects worldwide.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Funding Opportunities for Farmers

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • National

Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative

The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative works to reconnect religious people to a sustainable food system through their faith community and expand the base of the sustainable agricultural movement in order to improve public policy.

 

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance
  • Institutional & Wholesale Markets

We can also help you with:

  • Activism & Organizing

We work in these areas:

  • California
  • National

Foodwise

The mission of Frontline Farming is to create greater equity across our food system on  the Front Range of Colorado. We specifically seek to support and create greater leadership and access for women and people of color in our food systems. We achieve these goals through growing food, listening, educating, honoring land and ancestors, policy initiatives, and direct action.

We specialize in:

  • Direct Marketing Assistance

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

Dolores Huerta Foundation

Grassroots activism non profit fostering social justice and labor causes. Advocates for farmworker rights and safety.

We specialize in:

  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems at Chico State University

Educational resources: everything from free information on our website to fully degreed programs for people desiring a career in agriculture, affordable continuing education classes, workshops, online seminars and classes, and technical service. The Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems (CRARS) aims to investigate, develop, demonstrate, and educate about comprehensive, regenerative practices that both restore and enhance the resiliency of living systems and communities.

We specialize in:

  • Conservation Programs
  • Disaster Relief/Resilience
  • Organic/Sustainable/Regenerative Transition & Support
  • Resources for Beginning Farmers

We can also help you with:

We work in these areas:

  • California

California Women for Agriculture

The CWA promotes leadership within local communities, advocacy on key local, state and federal issues, public service and outreach, agriculture literacy in our schools and promotional initiatives to preserve and educate those living in our increasingl

We specialize in:

  • Activism & Organizing
  • Resources for Women Farmers

We can also help you with:

  • Research, Technical Assistance, & Education

We work in these areas:

  • California