Our strategies of training farmers for a resilient future; empowering changemakers to transform the food system; and creating coalitions will lead the way to a more equitable, vibrant and regenerative food future. It is through weaving these initiatives together that we arrive at this particular moment, ready to imagine the future of food and farming in the Hudson Valley.
Glynwood’s 225 acre training farm — which includes our USDA organic vegetable operation and Animal Welfare Approved livestock operation — will continue to be a paragon of on-the-ground education in regenerative farming and its impact on human health, economic development and environmental sustainability. Our entire campus is headquarters for both in-person and virtual learning opportunities for food systems professionals from a diversity of backgrounds. Whether CSA farmers, seed growers, chefs, cider makers or healthcare professionals, we are always on the lookout for that next sector that could achieve great things with Glynwood’s skilled network facilitation. Our entire community of supporters and partners have brought generosity and creativity to rethinking food access and food sovereignty in light of the pandemic. Glynwood is committed to making sure that the bounty of our regional farms is accessible to every resident, no matter their ZIP code or income level. Read more in the pages of our 2019-2020 annual report.
Glynwood is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and we rely on the generosity of donors to make our work possible. We solicit a wide range of philanthropic support, including foundation grants, government grants and individual contributions. A small portion of our income is earned from sales of farm products like meat, eggs and vegetables, as well as from site rentals, and this type of revenue is taxable despite our tax-exempt status. The majority of our revenue goes directly to supporting our programmatic work, with the remainder used for administrative and fundraising expenses.
Glynwood is also a Nonprofit Partner of 1% for the Planet, which connects businesses, consumers and nonprofits, empowering all of us to drive big, positive change. Nonprofit Partners play an integral role in the direct environmental impact of the 1% for the Planet network, and donations from member businesses directly support the Nonprofit Partners of their choice.