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CA BIPOC Farmer & Land Steward Relief Fund Collaborative

CA BIPOC Farmer & Land Steward Relief Fund Collaborative

The CA BIPOC Farmer & Land Steward Relief Fund Collaborative distributed $835,000 in pandemic relief grants to 80 BIPOC farmers and land stewards in California during 2020. In its second round of grants, the group brought the community into decision-making by inviting farmers from the first round to support others in their community; this allowed grants to go quickly to those most in need. The CA BIPOC Farmer & Land Seward Relief Fund Collaborative includes the California Tribal Fund/First Nations Development Institute, Minnow, ALBA (Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association), Mandela Partners, The Butterfly Movement, and Kitchen Table Advisors. RSF’s grant funding of $50,000 from two of its collaboratives will help the group build on this momentum to create a foundation for resilient local economies and food systems.