We all know this work is hard and constant change makes it harder,
so it’s important to learn how to move through this
adversity and keep our eyes on the goal.
I love that you’re
doing this work –
I love the governance structure proposed.
It provides a great place for sharing, collaboration, and learning.
Great work on this!!
It’s so exciting to be a part of this,
and I’m grateful for your leadership.
This is headed in the right direction;
I’ll be interested to see what this actually looks like in practice.
Glad to have been a part of the process!
Thank you so such a thoughtful
and engaging process! We appreciate
this opportunity to learn and grow.
I love this approach and the intentional way criteria
have been generated and evaluated!
Excited to see what comes of it in the new year.
This emergent pool of funds is great to see. Still, see a big gap after the fund launches.
Would be great for support to also directly connect and build capacity across
FPCs beyond support for individual FPCs.
It is so wonderful that you are looking at ways
to increase impact and meet needs
for food policy councils!
I am thrilled to see greater funding for
food policy councils. Thank you for all
your hard work to this point!
Feeling energized by all the incredible people
focused on this work and looking forward
to deepening connections!
Political action and lobbying are difficult skills and
activities to implement and hone, but
are increasingly important.
You’ve made this
so simple, it feels
silly not to apply!
Excellent work… I’m feeling positive especially
when learning about the values
that drive this fund…Thank you!
Thank you for developing this fund! Food Policy Councils are
doing impressive systems change work. They have deserved
more recognition and support for a long time.
There is a definite need for unrestricted funding for food policy councils.
As staff at a food policy council, we often have to squeeze support
for our basic organizational functioning into other grants.
I am really happy to see the emphasis on unrestricted funding and guiding principles. Great work!
Thanks for getting
input before a
Request for Proposals
I think this is a great plan that really shows understanding
of how FPCs work and the need for support,
financially and otherwise.
I’m excited to
see this fund launched.
This is really exciting
and much needed.
Thank you for your hard work!
Funding and technical assistance along with best practices can
give FPCs the tools they need to make long-term, sustainable,
impactful changes in their communities.
Thank you for
tackling this issue that is
essential for many of us.
Even a handful of savvy folks
can make a local impact with
small pots of funding.
Excited for the fund;
this is needed to move the work forward.
Funding that is targeted towards supporting FPCs and is not
restricted to single projects or policies would allow FPCs
to identify and propel changes that respond to local needs.
Motivated and hopeful.
Lots of work
I’m feeling appreciative
that y’all are trying new
ways of grantmaking
I feel excited to have a chance to share our
story and vision for our community through
this grantmaking application process.
Feeling grateful and hopeful, for new ways of approaching the complexity of
resourcing food systems work, that acknowledges what’s real and important.
Thanks for your great work on this; it sets a wonderful example.
It’s been really helpful as a funder to learn about
new ways to review and select awardees with an
abundance mindset. Thanks for all your thoughtfulness.