OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.
Uplifting South Austin Voices for Food Equity
Established in 2008, Urban Roots works with youth leaders to grow fresh food and to build a community dedicated to achieving food equity. The only farm-based youth leadership organization in Austin, Urban Roots grows food for those experiencing hunger and local communities impacted by food inequity and food deserts. Urban Roots provides paid internships and fellowships to 75 young people each year, equipping Austin youth with the knowledge and skills to contribute to lasting food systems change. Together they work with 1,000+ community volunteers to harvest up to 30,000 pounds of vegetables and donate at least 75% of the harvest annually.
The grant is unrestricted and awarded in support of the mission and programs of Urban Roots.
Grant in progress.