For Grant Seekers

Good Food Policy Program

The Lumpkin Family Foundation supports organizations working toward a more equitable, healthy, and environmentally sustainable food system.  The Good Food Policy Program makes grants to advance policies that encourage and promote regenerative farming practices across the country.

We will support efforts aimed at federal policy changes, whether place-based and grass roots or top-down and national in approach. Informed by and connected to our local and regional programs, we will invite applications aligned with our vision and mission that offer opportunities for learning and strengthen grantee organizations, their networks, and the good food movement overall.

Focus of Support

The focus of this program is on federal policy and advocacy, empowering organizations and people to affect their communities, and the food system. In particular, grantee efforts will:

  • Align with the Foundation’s mission, especially in supporting people working together in collaborations across sectoral, organizational, or community boundaries;
  • Use communication tools to change or create a new narrative that can be used to influence policymakers and broader public understanding of the issues;
  • Empower citizens and a range of stakeholders at a grassroots level in equal fairness; and,
  • Represent a judicious and effective allocation of resources (human and capital) that meets the Foundation’s particular needs and goals with the size of that investment.

Please direct inquiries on the Good Food Policy Program to:

Daniel Doyle

Program Officer
Phone: (312) 646-0413

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Amount Donated
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Grantees

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Good Food Policy Program Grantees

  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    National Family Farm Coalition

    To support elevating the voice and priorities of NFFC members who primarily live in rural America, advocate for policy changes that enrich their lives, and raise the profile of community-based and controlled food systems.

    View National Family Farm Coalition's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    ActionAid USA

    To support the advance of research, communications, and movement building around new federal policy solutions for a climate-friendly, economically just, and sustainable food and farm system in the US.

    View ActionAid USA's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    Food and Farm Communications Fund

    To support communications funding and resources to community-based organizations working at the forefront of food and farm systems change, and to advance communications initiatives and media projects that help to shift public narrative and further the goals of grassroots organizations and their allies.

    View Food and Farm Communications Fund's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

    To support a three-year effort to engage NSAC's members, allies, and their collective grassroots base around major opportunities to advance climate change legislation and farm and food policy reform.

    View National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    State Innovation Exchange

    To support the work of the SiX’s Agriculture Program which prioritizes helping state legislators across the nation work more effectively to coordinate and collaborate with grassroots organizations to engage and champion meaningful regenerative agriculture policy that centers food justice, farmer equity, clean air and water, healthy soils and re-establishes healthy local farm economies for our rural communities.

    View State Innovation Exchange's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    Food Chain Workers Alliance

    To support policy work that will fall into three primary categories: 1) worker health and safety standards for all food workers, and meatpacking workers in particular; 2) national farmworker policy priorities, including members' opposition of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act; and 3) continued development and implementation of food procurement policies across the United States as part of the Good Food Purchasing Program.

    View Food Chain Workers Alliance's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    HEAL Food Alliance

    General operating support to mobilize the alliance to bolster capacity-building activities that grow the sector for long-term transformational change.  HEAL members now represent 2 million rural and urban farmers, ranchers, fisherfolk, farm and food chain workers, scientists, indigenous groups, public health advocates, policy experts, community organizers, and activists.

    View HEAL Food Alliance's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    Union of Concerned Scientists

    To support the activities of the Good Food For All (GFFA) initiative with the ultimate goal of improving the well-being of communities whose contributions are essential for the food and agriculture system to work but whose interests and priorities are seldom considered in federal policy.

    View Union of Concerned Scientists's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    Rural Coalition

    General operating support to secure just and sustainable food systems that bring fair returns to diverse small farmers and ranchers, tribal and other communities; fair working conditions and dignity for farmworkers and food chain workers; protection of mother earth now and for our children’s children; safe, adequate and healthy food for all, especially the elders, youth, and most vulnerable of us. RC engages in an integrated program of public policy monitoring, technical assistance, capacity-building, participatory collaborative research, and education so that together they may secure the best possible federal policy outcomes and forge innovative, community-driven solutions with the grassroots communities they serve.  View Rural Coalition's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    Open Markets Institute

    To support OMI's vision for fair and sustainable agriculture policy through work that includes 1) publishing policy papers and briefs, 2) conducting cutting-edge research, and 3) building broad coalitions to influence rulemaking.

    View Open Markets Institute's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    Food and Environment Reporting Network

    To support two multipart reporting initiatives — one on climate and agriculture and another on biodiversity and agriculture. The first is inspired by the fact that there is no climate “solution” that does not include agriculture and food production.  The second explores a key aspect of the biodiversity crisis: How agriculture depletes biodiversity, and how, when managed sustainably, it can enhance biodiversity while feeding a growing population. 

    View Food and Environment Reporting Network's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2021

    Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

    To support the project “Catalyzing Action: Building philanthropic knowledge and capacity to impact food and farm policy,” to enhance SAFSF's ability to contribute to more effective investments and accelerated learning within their membership.

    View Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    ActionAid USA

    To support the advance of research, communications, and movement building around new federal policy solutions for a climate-friendly, economically just, and sustainable food and farm system in the US.

    View ActionAid USA's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    Food and Farm Communications Fund

    To support communications funding and resources to community-based organizations working at the forefront of food and farm systems change, and to advance communications initiatives and media projects that help to shift public narrative and further the goals of grassroots organizations and their allies.

    View Food and Farm Communications Fund's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    State Innovation Exchange

    To support the work of the SiX’s Agriculture Program which prioritizes helping state legislators across the nation work more effectively to coordinate and collaborate with grassroots organizations to engage and champion meaningful regenerative agriculture policy that centers food justice, farmer equity, clean air and water, healthy soils and re-establishes healthy local farm economies for our rural communities.

    View State Innovation Exchange's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    Union of Concerned Scientists - Good Food For All

    This project will enable members of communities that have been historically excluded from federal food and agriculture negotiations to generate, refine, and advocate for their policy priorities and innovations. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) facilitates the activities of the Good Food For All (GFFA) initiative with the ultimate goal of improving the well being of communities whose contributions are essential for the food and agriculture system to work but whose interests and priorities are seldom considered in federal policy.

    View Union of Concerned Scientists - Good Food For All 's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    Open Markets Institute

    To raise public awareness of the impact of monopoly power in the food system, and to support the creation of regional resilient food systems where farmers and food chain workers have support and dignity and consumers can access a wide variety of affordable, healthy, and culturally relevant foods.

    View Open Markets Institute's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    National Family Farm Coalition

    To support elevating the voice and priorities of NFFC members who primarily live in rural America, advocate for policy changes that enrich their lives, and raise the profile of community-based and controlled food systems.

    View National Family Farm Coalition's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    Food and Environment Reporting Network

    To support multi-part reporting initiatives on climate and biodiversity in agriculture.

    View Food and Environment Reporting Network's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    Food Policy Action

    Through public education, advocacy, and community organizing, Food Policy Action Education Fund unites advocates across the food movement on diverse issues such as nutrition and health, organic foods, local community agriculture, beginning farmers, and clean water.

    View Food Policy Action's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

    To support a three-year effort to engage NSAC's members, allies, and their collective grassroots base around major opportunities to advance climate change legislation and farm and food policy reform.

    View National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2020

    Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

    “Catalyzing Action: Building philanthropic knowledge and capacity to impact food and farm policy” will enhance our ability to contribute to more effective investments and accelerated learning within our membership.

    View Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2019

    Food Policy Action

    Through public education, advocacy, and community organizing, Food Policy Action Education Fund unites advocates across the food movement on diverse issues such as nutrition and health, organic foods, local community agriculture, beginning farmers, and clean water.  

    View Food Policy Action 's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2019

    Union of Concerned Scientists - Good Food For All

    This project will enable members of communities that have been historically excluded from federal food and agriculture negotiations to generate, refine, and advocate for their policy priorities and innovations. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) facilitates the activities of the Good Food For All (GFFA) initiative with the ultimate goal of improving the well being of communities whose contributions are essential for the food and agriculture system to work but whose interests and priorities are seldom considered in federal policy. 

    View Union of Concerned Scientists - Good Food For All 's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2019

    Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

    “Catalyzing Action: Building philanthropic knowledge and capacity to impact food and farm policy” will enhance our ability to contribute to more effective investments and accelerated learning within our membership.  

    View Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2019

    ActionAid USA

    To support the advance of research, communications, and movement building around new federal policy solutions for a climate-friendly, economically just, and sustainable food and farm system in the US. 
    View ActionAid USA's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2019

    Food and Environment Reporting Network, Inc.

    To support a multi-part, multi-platform investigation and reporting into rural conflicts between large-scale animal production facilities (CAFOs) and local communities. 

    View Food and Environment Reporting Network, Inc. 's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2019

    National Family Farm Coalition

    To support elevating the voice and priorities of NFFC members who primarily live in rural America, advocate for policy changes that enrich their lives, and raise the profile of community-based and controlled food systems.

    View National Family Farm Coalition's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2018

    Union of Concerned Scientists - Good Food For All

    This project will enable members of communities that have been historically excluded from federal food and agriculture negotiations to generate, refine, and advocate for their policy priorities and innovations. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) facilitates the activities of the Good Food For All (GFFA) initiative with the ultimate goal of improving the well being of communities whose contributions are essential for the food and agriculture system to work but whose interests and priorities are seldom considered in federal policy. 

    View Union of Concerned Scientists - Good Food For All 's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2018

    Food Policy Action

    Through public education, advocacy, and community organizing, Food Policy Action Education Fund unites advocates across the food movement on diverse issues such as nutrition and health, organic foods, local community agriculture, beginning farmers, and clean water.  

    View Food Policy Action 's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2018

    Open Markets Institute

    To help policymakers and the public understand America’s monopoly problem in food and farming and take action to reverse it. We use investigative journalism, op-eds, grassroots alliances, and policymaker education to raise awareness of the consequences of concentrations of power in food and farm markets, and work directly with policymakers to develop solutions.

    View Open Markets Institute's Website
  • Good Food Policy Program2018

    Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders

    “Catalyzing Action: Building philanthropic knowledge and capacity to impact food and farm policy” will enhance our ability to contribute to more effective investments and accelerated learning within our membership.  

    View Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders 's Website