A Better Course

Program Manager: Zetta Reicker

A Better Course improves the nutrition children receive by improving access to healthy foods through public programs such as school meals, SNAP/ CalFresh, and makes that food safer by advocating to improve transparency in our food system regarding allergens, pesticides and GMOs.

B Local Bay Area

Program Managers: Janae Lloyd, Shannon Trevino, and Tracy Tinclair

B Local Bay Area is a community of 300+ values-driven companies that collaborate to improve the social and environmental impact business has on all stakeholders within our community and beyond.

Black/Land Project

Program Manager: Mistinguette Smith

The Black/Land Project gathers, facilitates and shares conversations about the current relationship between black people, land, and place in order to share their powerful traditions of resourcefulness, resilience, and regeneration.

Community Food Enterprise

Program Manager: Alissa Barron

Program Co-Directors: Michael Shuman and John Fisk

Graphic Designer: Charles Huerth

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this program’s purpose is to conduct research and education regarding the local ownership of food enterprise as a pathway to prosperity.  The program has the following objectives:

  • Produce a practitioner’s guide consisting of case studies from the United States, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Each case study will paint a full picture of a distinct local food enterprise – its origins, operations, successes and failures, tradeoffs, economic and social outcomes, and aspects in need of further development.
  • Conduct an outreach and communications campaign that engages opinion leaders, community groups, planners and entrepreneurs worldwide and builds a global brain trust for advancing the design and application of community food enterprise models.
  • Build a dynamic, online resource to inform and link practitioners worldwide, including an open-source system for collecting and sharing examples of community food enterprises.

The Dismantle Collective

Program Manager: Ryan Honeyman

The Dismantle Collective is a person of color-led group of Certified B Corporations.  The Dismantle Collective believes that naming, disrupting, and dismantling white supremacy is a necessary precondition to creating an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

Invest in Women Entrepreneurs

Program Director: Claudia Viek

The Invest in Women Entrepreneurs Initiative seeks to create wealth for women. Our mission is to significantly increase resources that support the growth of women-owned businesses by leveraging private, corporate, and government grants and capital.

Move Money for Good Program

Program Director: Jenny Kassan

The Move Money for Good Program consists of three parts:

  • The annual CoCap (Community Capital) conference held in Oakland, CA
  • The Force for Good Fund/Accelerator, which is designed to nurture, grow, and launch women- and people of color-owned, high-impact, “Best for the World” B Corporations (i.e., companies that score in the top 10% of B Corps worldwide.
  • The Crowdfunding for All Campaign which, in partnership with community-based nonprofits and government agencies, helps underserved entrepreneurs take advantage of the new federal investment crowdfunding exemption

Nido de Huevos Fund

Program Director: Jenny Kassan

The Nido de Huevos Fund is a charitable fund that provides technical assistance and community support for mission-driven women entrepreneurs.

Nurture with Nourishment

Program Director: Jenee Johnson

Nurture with Nourishment is a supplemental project for alumni of the San Francisco Black Infant Health Program that addresses food insecurity among Black mothers in San Francisco.