We're working on an inclusive, whole systems, collaborative, and entrepreneurial approach to rural community development that is rooted in equity, includes all sectors, and is led on the ground by the communities themselves. We believe that urban communities must view rural communities as partners and areas of opportunity and investment in tackling our most challenging problems of chronic poverty and income inequality, climate change, and ideological polarization.
Spotlight 2016 Election
This recent election has exposed deep divisions in our country that are not going away easily. Perhaps the most stark division is geographic: urban and rural.
Regenerate the land, economy, and communities of the Cuyama Valley through equitable partnerships and share scalable models with other communities.
Zannon Family Foundation
Santa Barbara Pistachio Company
Duncan Family Farms
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture
Pacific Standard Magazine
Fund for Santa Barbara