We believe everyone in California should have the food they need to thrive.

We know policy change can reverse the systemic injustices that perpetuate food insecurity and hunger. We will advocate until there is food for all. Our funders support advocacy to invest in a fair, well nourished Californiaand you can, too!

Individuals and organizations interested in supporting our mission and work can make a donation. Foundations interested in achieving food for all can contact george@nourishca.org to learn more about our approach to funding, which is summarized below.

Our Approach


Nourish California has received Guidestar’s Gold Seal of Transparency for 2024. Our most recent tax return, audited financial statements, strategic plans, and agendas are all publicly available.  


One of the ways Nourish California responds to what we hear from communities and to what we learn from research and analysis is in the development of projects. All of our projects have clear deliverables and make valuable contributions to our mission.  Nourish California clearly communicates with funders about progress and setback. We hold ourselves accountable even when others don’t.  


Nourish California uses core support to nimbly seize windows of opportunity for advancing policy change and addressing emerging needs. Our long history of impact demonstrates our success at seizing these windows. Our recent pandemic responses demonstrate our adaptability in addressing emerging needs.


Nourish California has a formal policy preventing funding relationships that undermine our mission, strategies, or reputation. We don’t enter into relationships that create real or perceived conflicts of interest. We don’t accept government funding as government officials are often the targets of our advocacy. We avoid relationships that advance a corporation’s interest, brand, or products or create a perception of influence.


Our focus is on policy changes that continue to have an impact long after a funder’s initial investment is allocated. California continues to receive an additional $2 billion in annual food resources thanks to our past policy successes.

Our Funders

  • Angell Foundation
  • The Archstone Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • The Crankstart Foundation
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Dignity Health
  • Health Net
  • Hellman Foundation Fund
  • Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit (Northern California)
  • Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit (Southern California)
  • Chris and Melody Malachowsky Foundation
  • Price Philanthropies Foundation
  • Share Our Strength
  • Stupski Foundation
  • Sunlight Giving
  • Walter and Elise Haas Fund
  • Weingart Foundation