Leadership Programs

Supporting the development of leaders from diverse backgrounds is vital to growing movements. Some of our work in this area includes:


The Castanea Fellowship envisions a world where our food is the source of health, equity, and well-being for all. Castanea is a two-year fellowship for diverse leaders in the areas of health, environment, agriculture, regional economies and community development. Castanea gives Fellows the time, space and resources they need to connect and innovate on long-term solutions to foster vibrant communities. [Learn more about the Castanea Fellowship]

Academic leadership programs: GRACE works to incubate emerging leaders within top academic institutions. With this in mind, we work closely with centers of academic and advocacy excellence in programmatic and research areas that align with our core focus areas.