To make a tax-deductible gift and become a supporter of the Berkeley Food Institute, click here! The work of Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) is generously supported through both University and non-University funding sources. External grants and private donations provide crucial core operation and project-based support that allow BFI to carry out critical programs and activities aimed to transform food systems to expand access to healthy, affordable food and promote sustainable and equitable food production. Make a gift to the Berkeley Food Institute today to help us achieve our mission to empower new food and agriculture leaders with the capacity to cultivate diverse, just, resilient, and healthy food systems.

Our Core Funders*

11th Hour Project of the Schmidt Family Foundation
Annie’s Homegrown, Inc./General Mills
California Initiative for Health Equity & Action
The California Endowment
The Delloakes Foundation
Epstein/Roth Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Hinkle Charitable Foundation
Robert Huston
Healdsburg SHED
Eric and Wendy Schmidt
The Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation
Dana Slatkin
UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee
UC Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources
UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
UC Berkeley Green Initiative Fund
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley Law
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
UC Global Food Initiative
UNFI Foundation

*This list comprises donors of $10,000 or more from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. We are also grateful for the generous support of many additional donors.

We are also pleased to acknowledge the following funders of affiliated Berkeley Food Institute Centers:

Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Annie’s Homegrown, Inc./General Mills
CS Fund
National Science Foundation
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office
USDA-NIFA: Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment Program
The Walker Fund

Food Labor Research Center

Coit Family Foundation
Epstein/Roth Foundation
Noelle Leca
Stacy R. Jacobs Foundation
The Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation

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If you would like to give by check, please make it out to the UC Berkeley Foundation with “Berkeley Food Institute” in the memo line and mail to:
Berkeley Food Institute
University of California, Berkeley
141 University Hall, MC #3100
Berkeley, California, 94720

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For more information on ways to support the Berkeley Food Institute, please contact Nathalie Muñoz at