Providing investment solutions to rebuild local food and agriculture systems

Foundations and Endowments - Potential for Impact in the Food System

Dan Pullman

As foundations across the region look for ways to combat climate change, reduce rural poverty, or improve access to healthy fresh food, they are increasingly focusing on local food systems as an investment opportunity.  Traditionally, a foundation’s mission strategy would be accomplished solely through its grant-making capacity.  Today, there are many options for a foundation to utilize it’s endowment strength for impact in this sector.