The Sudbury Foundation is a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grant making and scholarship programs in Sudbury, MA and surrounding communities.
How we grow and distribute food matters. By building a robust local food system that values sustainable practices, we can help protect our natural resources while serving the varied constituencies who depend on those resources for their health and economic well-being.
The Farm & Local Food Initiative is designed to help build a thriving Massachusetts farming community that:
Our initial funding supports nonprofits working in Massachusetts (outside of Greater Boston) who provide technical assistance and educational supports to farmers running small-to-mid-sized farms. These farms lend themselves to sustainable practices and tend to find their best niches in local markets within local food systems. We also support a few related food system areas including food waste and recovery; access to fresh, healthy food; and youth education around farming and sustainable practices.
The Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only. Appropriate nonprofits working in Massachusetts should feel free to submit introductory material about their organization to Foundation staff.