Grow with us on Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, give a little, help the AleMANY

Friends of Alemany Farm is a sponsored project of Earth Island Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. (Tax ID #94-2889684)

Or donate via PayPal:

Prefer to donate by check?
Make your check payable to Earth Island Institute (with FOAF in the memo line) and send to:
Earth Island Institute/FOAF
2150 Allston Way, Suite 460
Berkeley, CA 94704

Your Gift Supports:

  • Stewardship of our 3.5 acre farm site
  • Growing, harvesting, and distributing more than ten tons of free produce year round
  • Paid apprenticeship programs for BIPOC youth and internships 
  • Community workdays and educational farm visits 
  • A productive and nourishing public green space and habitat that is a refuge for creatures of many species.
  • Local, grassroots action and resilience including that lets us partner with programs such as: 280 Project, Alemany Medicinal Herb Garden, Feed the People Collective, Alemany Farm Native Plants, Dye Garden, SF Beekeepers Association, and SFRPD Summer Camp

It can’t happen without dedicated staff, volunteers, and donors!

Your gift in any amount to our general operating fund helps make all of the above possible.

Ways to Give:

  • Make a one-time gift
  • Set up a monthly recurring donation to sow seeds of support year-round.
  • Give in honor or in memory of someone.
  • Birthday campaign: Inspire your friends and family to honor your birthday with a gift to FOAF.
  • Don’t forget MATCHING GIFTS: Does your employer match gifts? If so, you could double your generosity. Some employers also match volunteer hours.

Campaign News

We are in the middle of our 2022 Giving Tuesday Campaign! This fall, help us reach our goals and support our ongoing programming!

Quick Facts:

  • Growing leaders – In 2022 we had 11 paid apprentices and 16 interns, typically with a 6 month commitment. Our paid apprenticeship program is proving important in helping BIPOC youth enter the workforce, in providing a re-entry path for adults, and in making the farm of meaningful benefit to residents of the adjacent public housing development.
  • Growing community – So far in 2022 we have had over 1,400 volunteer visits and 4,600 hours of volunteer time on site. We also have 20 Community Partners. Rooted in local partnerships, we organize our efforts in close collaboration with other grassroots, community-based organizations. We ally with teams across sectors who, like us, are committed to growing food justice, food sovereignty, and climate resilient neighborhoods in San Francisco.
  • Growing food – Every year, we feed over 7,500 people. Alemany Farmers distribute food weekly through a network of community partners. We also maintain an open harvest policy, encouraging visitors to “take what you need.” During the pandemic, we have seen an increase in community harvesting on site. So far in 2022, we have weighed and distributed 9,740 pounds of produce, and estimate that an equal amount has been community-harvested.