Seeding new and
impactful initiatives

The Seed Fund provides small grants (between $500 and $5,000) to organizations offering innovative solutions to furthering the field of social finance, or addressing issues in the areas of food & agriculture, education & the arts, or ecological stewardship. Grantees should demonstrate capacity for effectiveness and impact.

The RSF Seed Fund is modest-sized fund and supported annually by unrestricted gifts to RSF rather than from an endowment. Requests for grants far exceed funds available, so please ensure that your project meets the eligibility criteria (see resources section) before submitting an online application.

The next Seed Fund round will take place in early 2017.
Please check back in January.
Urban Tilth

Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County, CA to help their community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. They hire and train residents to work with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of their own food supply.

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  • Criteria
  • Application Process

Contact Ellie Lanphier

Senior Program Associate, Philanthropic Services