General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie’s, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Häagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, Blue Buffalo and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2018 consolidated net sales of US $15.7 billion, as well as another US $1.1 billion from its proportionate share of joint-venture net sales.
National Co+op Grocers (NCG)
National Co+op Grocers (NCG) is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. NCG 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.
Gaia Fund is a San Francisco-based family foundation founded in 1995.
Gaia Fund’s founders, Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger, serve as its sole trustees and, additionally, set grantmaking priorities. As of December 31, 2022, Gaia Fund has distributed grants totaling $22,827,587 and had net assets of approximately $39 million.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of the United Stated Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA