From its humble beginning of just one scholarship in 2006, the Niman Ranch Scholarship Fund grew to provide more than 32 scholarships in 2017, with gifts of more than $100,000 going to young farmers. Over the past 11 years, nearly $500,000 has been dispersed to the children of Niman Ranch farmers and ranchers who are committed to furthering their education to continue rural enhancement. With such overwhelming support from the Niman Ranch community of partners over the past dozen years, it is with great pleasure we announce the founding of the Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit to allow more individuals help farmers committed to keeping rural economies thriving.
Learn more and donate here: Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation.
Edible Communities believes in the power of communities to effect change and the organizations who help make that happen. Starting in 2019, a portion of the proceeds from our advertising sales, as well as donations from our readers, will be given to organizations that work toward a more sustainable food system. Is there an organization you want us to support? If so, let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.