In addition to a successful first round of CoFUND in 2022, we also launched applications for the second round of CoFUND in 2023.
We are delighted to share that we were able to fund two more organizations than intended and 80% of them are from hitherto unfunded areas in CoFED’s work.
- $70,000 REDISTRIBUTED
- 7 ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED
- 145 APPLICATIONS – We received over 145 applications from approximately 30 states and two international locations!
COFUND MOVEMENT PARTNERS
ASHOKRA FARM – Albuquerque, NM
Ashokra is a group of landless BIPOC Queer and Trans farmworkers striving to create a farm that they are proud of and one that measures success not by crop yields or money, but through laughter and relationship with the land and each other.
They are working on revisioning/reincarnating their farm to represent their growing goals and values specifically around:
- Regional seed adaptation
- Desert farming under climate chaos
- Mutual aid Distribution
- Community Skill Sharing
HEALING JOY MINISTRIES – Salem, NC
Healing Joy Ministries is a Black-woman-owned farm that is establishing a compost facility and regenerative agriculture that uses Afro-Indigenous knowledge, permaculture, and sustainable practices.
PECAN MILK – Decatur, GA
Pecan Milk Cooperative is a Southern, Black-owned, LGBTQ -owned, worker-owned food manufacturer. The co-op turns pecans into high-quality plant-based milk.
SANKOFA VILLAGE ARKANSAS – Central Arkansas
Sankofa Village Arkansas centers Black healing, liberation & regeneration in their work toward housing affordability,
wealth-building, and climate resiliency.
They are designing a space for Black healing, liberation, and regeneration in Arkansas. Their plan for their first village includes:
- 30 households
- Communal spaces for ceremony, growing food, plant
medicine, and native habitat.
Key parts of this vision include the formation of the first Community Land Trust in Arkansas and the incubation of regenerative business cooperatives.
SISTERS OF THE SOIL – Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Sisters of the Soil Community Farm is a Black women-owned, no-till farm
committed to holistic and regenerative practices that improve the health of the land, plants, and community.
The foundational rhythm of Sisters of the Soil Community Farm is being
a community resource for fresh and nutritious food, family support, and
By incorporating regenerative farming practices like no-till, composting, and cover cropping, they are able to give back to the land what it so expertly gives to us.
SOMOS ESPEJOS – Trujillo, PR
SOMOS ESPEJOS (We are Mirrors) is an agroecological farm and retreat center committed to healing with and uplifting local and international liberation movements.
SOMOS ESPEJOS is rooted in ancestral and intergenerational wisdom of the following communities: BIPOC 2SLGBQTIA+, immigrant/diaspora, formerly incarcerated and their loved ones, allies, from Borikén (PR) and the Caribbean archipelago, Latin America, U.S., and internationally.
WILDPATH COLLECTIVE – Osceola, WI
Wild Path is an intergenerational, multicultural, and interfaith community and commons where Black, Indigenous, People of Culture, Women, Queer, Trans, Poor and all other people who experience systemic and oppressive challenges to land may reconnect with land that is held collectively, in a commons.