The RSF Seed Fund provides small grants—between $500 and $3,500—to organizations that offer innovative solutions to challenges in the areas of social finance, food and agriculture, education and the arts, or ecological stewardship. Grantees must demonstrate a capacity for effectiveness and impact in addressing their cause.
The fund is modest in size and supported annually by unrestricted gifts to RSF rather than from an endowment. Requests for grants far exceed resources available, so please ensure that your project meets the eligibility criteria before applying.
In West Contra Costa County, California, Urban Tilth helps its community foster a more sustainable, healthful, and just food system. In conjunction with community stakeholders, the organization hires and trains residents to grow, distribute, and prepare fresh produce. It aims to one-day supply 5 percent of its area’s local food.Learn more
Program Associate, Philanthropic Services