CCOF Foundation

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 »

Support the Roadmap to an Organic California

Join organic farmer and advocate Bob Quinn's call to come together to use organic as a solution to climate change, economic instability, and health inequities. Make a donation to the CCOF Foundation to support our Roadmap to an Organic California project »

Hardship Assistance
Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund

We provide financial assistance to organic producers and processors/handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Apply today »

The CCOF Foundation advances organic agriculture for a healthy world.

We invest in the education of new organic farmers and producers, help consumers understand the benefits of organic, assist organic farmers in need, and provide ongoing training for organic professionals.

The Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

Through this fund, the CCOF Foundation, in collaboration with organic businesses and community leaders, provides grants in three educational categories: kindergarten through eighth grade, high school, and vocational and higher education. Learn more ››

The Organic Training Institute

The CCOF Foundation supports current and prospective certified organic producers, processors, and handlers by providing a series of free or low-cost field days, workshops, and webinars to help improve and grow their operations. Learn more ››

Roadmap to an Organic California

The Roadmap to an Organic California is a groundbreaking, forward-thinking research project which presents organic agriculture as an evidence-based approach to improving the health and prosperity of California and creates a public policy roadmap to increase organic farmland in California from 4 percent to 10 by 2030. Learn more ››
 

Organic Transition Grants

The CCOF Foundation is pleased to offer grants for organic transition in partnership with Anheuser Busch and their Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold Contract for Change program. Learn more ››

Organic Hardship Assistance - The Bricmont Fund

The Bricmont Fund is the only fund that provides direct financial assistance exclusively to organic producers, processors, and handlers who suffer losses due to extreme hardship. Learn more ››

Consumer Education

The CCOF Foundation's consumer education program informs consumers about the meaning of different food labels and seals through its Buy Certified Organic campaign. Learn more ››

Help us make a difference.

Help us advance organic agriculture for a healthy world by donating to the CCOF Foundation.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Kelly Damewood, Chair, CCOF, Inc.
Lee Altier, Ph.D., Trustee, California State University, Chico
Karen Archipley, Trustee, Archi’s Acres
Allen Harthorn, Trustee, Harpos Organics
Phil LaRocca, Trustee, LaRocca Vineyards
Malcolm Ricci, Trustee, Bolthouse Farms

CCOF Annual Report

We're celebrating all the things CCOF's members and supporters helped us accomplish in 2018 in our organizational annual report.

Read about what we achieved in 2018 »

Want to Help Cultivate Change?

Your tax-deductible donations (tax ID #30-0106255) may be made by check payable to:

CCOF Foundation, 2155 Delaware Ave. Ste. 150, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For more information about the CCOF Foundation and partnership opportunities, please contact us.