On June 24, Community Food Funders partnered with Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming to host Centering Racial Equity in your Organization or Foundation.

Natalie Hughes, Development Manager, and Patrice Lockert Anthony, Interim Executive Director of Groundswell Center, shared Groundswell’s process of centering racial equity and anti-racist principles into their agricultural organization, and discussed how to bring this work into any organization or foundation. As a non-profit with predominantly white leadership, Groundswell talked about their journey toward centering racial equity, including staff/board development, relationship building, organizational policymaking, and systems for accountability.

“It is white people’s work to dismantle racism. It is NOT white people’s work to profit from dismantling racism.”

– Patrice Lockert Anthony


This event was the Champion’s Briefing for this year, designed and created by the 2019 winner, Groundswell Center. At the end of the webinar we heard briefly from the newly named 2020 CFF Champions Award winner, Hattie Carthan Community Food Projects.

The slides from Groundswell’s presentation are visible in the video below, but you can also download their presentation here to follow along. The following time markers can be used to jump around to different sections of the video:

  • Start – Intro by Adam Liebowitz
  • 3:20 – Natalie Hughes introduction
  • 7:05 – Patrice Lockert Anthony introduction
  • 8:40 – Slide presentation
  • 1:09:05 – Q&A
  • 1:35:15 – Yonnette Fleming, President & Director, Hattie Carthan Community Food Projects

This article was originally posted on the Community Food Funders website.