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Facilitating food system reform for all

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The mission of Catalyst Commons is to facilitate food system reform with a platform and network for discovery, coordination, and collaboration, yielding smarter business, policy and investment decisions, and high impact social, environmental, and economic change.

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Capital Sources Data

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• MRI/PRI sources

• Foundation sources

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Funding Opportunities

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• Previously funded organizations

• Current opportunities

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REGIONS

West
Midwest
Northeast
South
National
Outside US

LEVERS OF CHANGE

Restorative Production
Restorative/Neutral Processing
Restorative/Neutral Transport & Distribution
Regional Food Systems
Producer Education & Technical
Assistance
New Producer Programs & Enlisting
Farm & Ranch Land Investment
Water Distribution Reform &
Accessibility
Urban Agriculture
Farm Bill Reform
More Themes

IDEAL OUTCOMES

Healthy Climate
Healthy Land
Healthy Oceans
Healthy Water
Healthy People
Economic Viability & Fairness for Producers
Enough Producers in Workforce
Functional, Transparent Supply Chains
Food Security, Sovereignty &
Resilience for All
Mainstream Awareness of Issues &
Sustainable Food Systems
Functional Policy for Sustainable
Food Systems
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Email: info@catalystcommons.org

Phone: 415.598.8676

Fax: 415.358.4131

Catalyst Commons Team:
Melanie Cheng - Executive Director, Om Organics
Kate Seely - Program Manager, Om Organics
Kasi Boyd - Research Assistant, Om Organics

Main Collaborators:
Ag Innovations Network
Progressive Ideas Network, Commonweal Institute
Mission Markets
Roots of Change
Wallace Center at Winrock International
Connective (fka International Futures Forum, US)

Other Contributors, Phase 1:
Elena Pons - Research Consultant, The Springcreek Foundation
Sarah Kennon - Director, Hot Studio
Renee Anderson - Founder, Propellance
Cody Andresen & Sarah Haertling - Studio Percolate Design & Photography

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Amount typically invested in or lent to an organization or project (range): From $ to $ optional
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Portfolio organizations and projects: optional
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Welcome to our pilot platform from 2011.

NOTE: This was a proof-of-concept demo commissioned by agriculture funders. All links are not live.

For a quick tour, follow this path by clicking links with a flashing arrow:

Home > The Big Picture > Food Hubs > On the Ground: View All > Common Market

Other links are live on the Home page re: foundation capital sources, funding opportunities & the Farm Bill.

Questions or comments: info@catalystcommons.org.

Thanks!