Feeding Families, Building Communities, Growing Economies

A story from the Vermont Community Foundation. Fresh, local food is all the rage – and rightly so. Farmers markets are on the rise – up 180 percent between 2006 and 2014 – as are food hubs, enterprises that aggregate locally sourced food to meet wholesale, retail, and institutional demand. Despite these trends, affordable, healthy food […]

Invest for Impact? Lend to Local Nonprofits

A story from Marin Community Foundation. Most place-rooted foundations use only their grantmaking to help local nonprofit programs and organizations do their critical work in the community. Not the  Marin Community Foundation. Recognizing that short-term grants may not be the best tool to help bring about change on a long-term issue, MCF is now also providing loans and […]