The 12th Annual forum hosted by Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders took place in Denver this year, June 17-19. This year’s theme was “Stronger Together”, and brought over 100 funders from around the country to explore how the multiple puzzle pieces of our food system fit together, and how funders and others can work together toward shared goals.
The forum consisted of workshops, site visits, plenaries, meal functions and themed dinners, receptions, and of course plenty of networking. Community Food Funders staff was in attendance, and among the many highlights for us was a workshop on food waste by the Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation, a plenary on diversity and justice in philanthropy, and an all-day site visit by bicycle of urban agriculture hotspots (with a brief hail storm along the way!)
All of the resources and slides from the different presentations are available online.