Funding Partners

CISA is very pleased to acknowledge the government agencies, foundations, and businesses whose grants and generous financial contributions provided critical support for our work. This list is accurate as of the release of our 2015 Annual Report; click here to download the full report.

A current list of Business Sponsors is available here.

Government Grants

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

MDAR/Federal State Marketing Improvement Program

MDAR/Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board

MDAR/Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Northeast Center for Risk Management Education

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Marketing Service

United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture/Risk Management Agency

United States Department of Agriculture/Rural Development

Foundation Support

Castanea Foundation


Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Frances Fund, Inc

Green Leaf Foundation

Hampden County Improvement League

Henry P Kendall Foundation

Holyoke Health Center

I L Cohen Foundation

John N Conyngham III & Lou C Conyngham Family Charitable Foundation

Leo S Walsh Foundation

Lydia B. Stokes Foundation

McKesson Foundation

Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program

Peace Development Fund/ Wellspring Fund

Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program

Rosencrans Family Foundation

RSF Social Finance

Schwab Charitable Fund

Schwartz Family Foundation

Solidago Foundation

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

The Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc

The Leo S. Walsh Foundation

The Silver Tie Fund

The Sudbury Foundation

The Vervane Foundation

UMass Amherst Community Campaign

United Way of Hampshire County