Virginia Clarke, Executive Director
Based in the United States
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders
SAFSF is an international network of grantmakers that works to foster communication, shared learning and information exchange about issues connected to sustainable agriculture and food systems. SAFSF seeks to carry out its mission by providing opportunities for collaboration, increasing awareness of the issues as well as funding needs, and expanding beyond the current membership to increase support and funding for organizations that:
(i) promote sustainable and just for production
(ii) link to concerns about sustainability and justice of our food system; and/or
(iii) connect food production with issues of environmental stewardship, diet and heath, and viability of communities.
Our work is guided by the following shared set of values - Collaboration, Diversity, Regionalization and localization, Environmental Integrity and Stewardship Community
SAFSF was formed in 1991 by funders with a shared interest in economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible systems of food production, processing, distribution and consumption. SAFSF has grown over the last decade from a handful of loosely affiliated funders to now a formal membership of 84 organizations and a wide network of other grantmaking organizations and advocates.