Foodshed Alliance

Address

16 Main Street
P.O. Box 713
Blairstown, NJ 07825
County: Warren
http://www.FoodshedAlliance.org

Contact

Ms. Kendrya Close

Grant Amount

$25,000

Program Area

Environment

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support to promote sustainable agriculture practices and develop a resilient regional food system to serve the residents of Northern New Jersey regardless of need.

Organization Background

Genesis Farm launched the Foodshed Alliance program in 2001. Until 2010, the Foodshed Alliance operated as a stand-alone, independently financed program of Genesis Farm. In 2010, the Foodshed Alliance incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in the state of New Jersey, with its own by-laws and Board of Trustees. In November 2012, the Foodshed Alliance was approved for tax-exempt status under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In September 2013, the Foodshed Alliance was notified by the IRS that its tax exemption was not valid due to not filing 990 for three years in a row. We were just about to file our 2012 990 (we had filed for an extension) and we believed that we were included in Genesis Farm's 990s prior to that. We have since submitted all that the IRS required and we are awaiting an expedited decision to reinstate our 501c3 status. Ridge and Valley Conservancy, with whom we share an office, is our current fiscal agent.

The Foodshed Alliance's goals are to:

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