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The Orfalea Foundation

The Orfalea Foundation is a transformative philanthropic leader based in California. Dedicated to the empowerment of others, the Foundation helps build capacity and fuels innovation in the areas of early childhood education, school food reform, youth development, outdoor education, and emergency preparedness.

Orfalea Foundation’s leadership and experience with innovative food systems and community resilience created fertile ground for a partnership with 1% for the Planet. With Orfalea’s support, we’re working to grow our network of member companies and nonprofit partners in California, while advancing critical environmental initiatives in the Tri-County region of California’s south central coast (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties).

Our keystone collaboration is the Seeds to Systems Initiative. This multi-year effort focuses on increasing corporate support for nonprofits working on local food systems, food literacy, and garden-based education. Together we have engaged a diverse group of businesses, nonprofits, policy makers, and philanthropists to work for the long-term sustainability of farm-to-school initiatives.

We’re delighted to partner with the Orfalea Foundation to create positive change. And be sure to check out our California impact page to find out how the 1% for the Planet network is making lasting change in the region.

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