Food Philanthropy 101


Before you think about writing a check, you need to determine which areas of the food sector you're most passionate about.

As you consider each sector, think about your life today. Don’t worry about what you may or may not care about five years from now. Start with the present, and pay close attention to your emotional response.  If teaching inner-city children to cook isn’t appealing to you, how about raising awareness on Capitol Hill? We all have unique gifts, abilities and interests, and this process is entirely about you.

---> Choose a topic from the right sidebar to find an overview of the issue and a list of organizations making a difference.


What is a food philanthropist?

Definition: Anyone who gives gifts of time, money or skills to help improve the food system.


You might also identify with one of the following:

  • Good Food Advocate
  • Sustainable Eater
  • Environmental Steward
  • Anti-Hunger Warrior
  • Animal Welfare Activist