Healthy Communities

We support wellness, healthful school lunches, nutritional awareness, community restoration, youth outreach, local organic food programs, and healthful community initiatives.

  • We support An Ounce of Nutrition’s work to provide high-quality food and nutrition education to middle and high school students. Using a train-the-teacher model, they teach youth about the benefits of real foods and how the food system and their food choices affect their personal health and the world around them.
  • We support Ceres Community Project, which connects communities in heart-centered ways by teaching teenagers urban gardening and cooking skills, while delivering whole and organic food to the seriously-ill elderly, cancer patients, and others in need.
  • We support the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in their work to alleviate hunger and provide a coordinated system for collecting and distributing food, which further reduces food waste and increases public awareness regarding hunger and food security issues in Contra Costa and Solano counties.
  • We support FoodFight’s work to revolutionize the way we eat and think about food by arming teachers, students, parents and school staff at 50 schools in six cities across the nation with the tools to make healthier choices and become role models and agents of change in their families and communities.
  • We support the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service orchestrated by Friends of Richmond Greenway, whose mission is to develop a three-mile community bicycle and pedestrian rail-trail that will bring 32 acres of vibrant open space and gardens to a densely populated, underserved community with few recreational opportunities and scarce green space.
  • We support Impact Hub Oakland, which cultivates, supports and connects purpose-driven people as they pioneer solutions for inspiring shared working space, entrepreneurial incubation, and a membership-based community of socially engaged people, co-working and co-learning. We supported their Sustainable Friday series.
  • We support the Mill Valley Film Festival, a celebration of the best in independent and world cinema. With its reputation as a filmmakers’ festival, this prestigious noncompetitive event showcases international features, documentaries, shorts and films about issues we support.
  • We support the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), which helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere. They represent 142 retail food co-ops operating over 190 stores in 38 states with combined annual sales of over $1.6 billion.
  • We support the Natural Leaders Foundation, which mentors children and their communities to love, trust, respect and connect with themselves, their peers and the earth through a unique edu-cultural unity program that includes: teamwork and leadership training; sustainability and permaculture education; health, wellness and fitness coaching; and a rite of passage sacred ceremony.
  • We support the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, a statewide nonprofit that introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community.
  • We support the healthy eating initiative of the North Bay Children's Center, providing comprehensive high-quality child care and early education programs fueled by a vision of excellence and a spirit of innovation.
  • We support the Ojai Valley Green Coalition, working to create an environmentally sustainable community through education on ecological issues, promotion of sustainable practices to local businesses and organizations, advocating environmental responsibility as a priority to elected officials, and facilitating green consciousness.
  • We support Once Upon a Watershed, which seeks to awaken wonder, appreciation, discovery and connection with the natural world through hands-on watershed education, restoration, and stewardship experiences.
  • We support One World Children’s Fund, which partners with effective community based organizations and everyday people that want to make a difference in the lives of children affected by poverty.
  • We support Provender Alliance, a membership organization providing networking, outreach, and education to natural foods and related companies.
  • We support Pursuit of a Green Planet, where hip hop meets the green movement. Hip Hop speaks to young Americans, and through it, the messages about sustainable living, healthy diet and how daily choices can impact the world can have a powerful effect.
  • We support the Richmond Art Center, the largest visual arts center in the East Bay and a hands-on learning place giving wide-ranging audiences the opportunity to create, see and learn about art.
  • We support the Richmond Community Foundation, a non-profit organization through which individuals, families, civic groups and businesses carry out their charitable giving. Our discretionary grants support a range of community issues benefiting the residents of Richmond, California
  • We support the Richmond Main Street Farmers’ Market, whose mission is to make historic downtown Richmond a safe, vibrant, thriving destination for arts, entertainment, businesses, and residents with an easily accessible transit center.
  • We support Richmond PAL, which provides a safe and nurturing environment for youth through recreational, educational, cultural and social programs while building positive relations between Police Officers and the community.
  • We support the RYSE Youth Center, which was born out of a youth organizing movement -in response to a string of homicides- amongst students near Richmond High School to address the violence and lack of safety at school and in the community.
  • We support Teens Turning Green, a student led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices. They seek to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living, empowering this generation and mobilizing action to sustain a healthy planet.
  • We support the Healthy Ventura County Food and Film Festival, educating the local community about healthy eating and healthy living.
  • We support The Nomad Foundation, helping the nomadic population of Niger to support themselves using expertise that has sustained them for centuries. They are now introducing new technologies such as solar power and water well drilling to bring them employment to help them improve their lives.
  • We support Youth Environmental Strategies’ work to provide children and families in West Contra Costa County access to experiences in the natural environment – opportunities that can ignite the imagination, build self-confidence and enhance social skills.