The goal of the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation is to invest philanthropically to expedite the uptake of the regenerative stewardship of our nation’s agricultural lands.
The 11th Hour Project of The Schmidt Family Foundation has made a substantial initial investment in RAF. For the health of our soil and the viability of our future food system, we intend to leverage that investment and significantly increase the available funding in the regenerative agriculture space by offering a variety of funding mechanisms to engage different kinds of donors:
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY FUND
This serves as a community repository for philanthropic funds from foundations (large and small) and individuals who are interested in engaging in this work, but may not have the specialized knowledge, deep community connections, and/or the staffing capacity to oversee giving in regenerative agriculture. RAF’s knowledgeable staff have deep connections in the space and are able to strategically deploy dollars from the Community Fund to provide critical operating support to innovators in the field.
Click here to learn more about to the Regenerative Agriculture Community Fund.
REGENERATIVE RANGELANDS FUND
The Regenerative Rangelands Fund is a donor fund, mostly representatives of family foundations, which have decided to pool funding and cooperatively make grants to support the adoption of Regenerative Stewardship. While not a new model, collaborative grantmaking can be a powerful process for leveraging funds and bringing new funding to our issues while leveraging the expertise we have acquired in this space to help other grantmakers be more effective.
Click here to learn more about the Regenerative Rangelands Fund.
The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation sponsors and participates in funder education and organizing activities including presentations to funder affinity groups, organizing site visits and leading webinars/teleconferences focused on regenerative stewardship, soil health and any other topics pertinent to regenerative stewardship for which there is interest.
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The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation produces a monthly newsletter with reports from the field, updates on our grantmaking, upcoming events and other items of interest for donors.