Food and Farming

Our Mission & Guidelines

The dominant system of agriculture in the United States today is damaging our health and the health of the planet. We can accelerate visionary philanthropy in support of emerging leadership and community efforts for systemic change. The food revolution requires us to act now. Ag is the most fundamental need of all humanity and is the causal nexus for addressing issues of environmental degradation, climate change, human health, inequality and injustice. We work collaboratively to change the discourse among funders and policymakers and to transition from destructive farming policies and practices towards regenerative model of agriculture. We are regrowing food systems that respect the integrity, diversity and resilience of communities and ecosystems.

Our Mission:

The dominant system of of agriculture in the United States today is damaging our health and the health of the planet. We can accelerate visionary philanthropy in support of emerging leadership and community efforts for systemic change. The food revolution requires us to act now. Healthy soil is the most fundamental need of all life on earth and is the key to regenerating our eco-system, global cooling, health, equality and justice. We work collaboratively to change the discourse among funders, grass roots organizers and policy makers to transition from destructive farming policies and practices towards a regenerative model of agriculture. We are regrowing food systems that respect the integrity, diversity and resilience of communities and ecosystems.

Our Strategy:

Our strategy is to identify projects that serve as acupuncture points to activate forces of life which transform our relationship with the natural world. At this time, proposals for funding are accepted by invitation only.

2019 Grantmaking Cycle

Each year, Threshold Funding Circles will have a single, 6-month grantmaking cycle from February to August.  

Guidelines

We try to find and fund projects that act as acupuncture points that catalyze fundamental change in the dominat agriculture paradigm. 

We fund both organizations with 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 statuses. We do not have a diversity requirement. While there is no official limit on the budget size, we have a preference for organizations with a project budget under $1 million a year. Finally, we tend to fund US-based organizations but occasionally fund internationally as well. 

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