CCOF Foundation Continues to Change the Way the World Eats

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Last year, CCOF members invested in the CCOF Foundation and the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund. By partnering with organic sector business leaders, the fund addresses the need for new organic producers through investing in organic agriculture education. Beginning in grade-school classrooms, extending through high school, and into higher education and vocational studies, this year the national fund will award:

  • 25 grants to ​K-8 teachers who integrate organic agriculture into their curriculum through a special partnership with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
  • 25 grants to high school students who participate in supervised agricultural education projects focused on organic production methods.
  • 30 grants to higher and vocational education students who are pursuing careers in organic agriculture.

In the spring, we will begin to accept applications for the 2015 awards. Your tax-deductible contribution to the CCOF Foundation will help provide additional grants in these categories. Please consider giving to this important fund and the work of the foundation.

We wish you a healthy, happy, and successful year!