In addition to our program work, The GRACE Communications Foundation supports other non-profit organizations that address the environmental and public health impacts of our food, water and energy systems, and help to achieve sustainable and pragmatic solutions to these most pressing issues. Some of these are listed below.
Please note, the foundation actively seeks new partnerships with other organizations that share our mission, but we do not accept and will not review unsolicited grant proposals for funding. We encourage grantseekers to visit the organizations listed in the “Grantmakers” section below.
To date, Farm Aid has raised more than $43 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land. Farm Aid accomplishes this mission by protecting family farms, growing the good food movement, helping farmers thrive and taking action to change the system.
The Recirculating Farms Coalition is a collaborative group of farmers, educators, non-profit organizations and many others committed to building local sources of healthy, accessible food. Through research, education and advocacy, these collaborators work together to support the development of eco-efficient farms that use clean recycled water as the basis to grow food, with the belief that these recirculating farms can create stable green jobs and supply sustainably-grown food – fruits, vegetables, herbs and humanely-raised seafood – in diverse communities nationwide, and someday, worldwide.
Founded in 2003 as a partnership between Dr. Christopher Gobler and the GRACE Communications Foundation, the goal of SCERP is to conduct research which will assist in protecting and restoring Long Island coastal ecosystems and drinking water supplies. Research is aimed toward ultimately minimizing the impacts of anthropogenic stressors such as climate change, harmful algal bloom, runoff, and pathogens on coastal resources and human health and maximizing the distribution of fisheries and foundational species in estuaries such as filter feeding bivalves, eelgrass and salt marshes. A secondary goal of SCERP is to forge solutions to environmental problems by sharing research results with municipal agencies, non-government organizations and the public. SCERP became part of Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in 2006.
The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) has a dual mission: to develop the next generation of sustainable food and agriculture law and policy leaders while providing legal and policy resources and solutions for citizens to build and support such systems. CAFS' approach to progressing sustainable agriculture and food systems is systems-based, as its name implies. We believe that in order to truly foster sustainable agriculture and food, we need to understand the connections these systems have to the environment, energy, human and animal health, labor and climate change.
Wave fosters strong linkages between local agriculture and under-served communities to advance the goal of a more vibrant and equitable food system for all people. Wholesome Wave programs improve the accessibility and affordability of healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables, reaching over 28 states, working with more than 60 community-based organizations who manage nearly 400 farm-to-retail venues and impacting more than 3,200 farmers.