Membership FAQs

Q. How is membership in CISA different from making a donation?

A. Both membership dues and donations are essential in our efforts to connect local farms and the community. Both types of gifts are needed to support our mission, programs, and initiatives, and both help ensure the future of our organization. Membership dues, renewed annually, are a reliable and consistent source of funding that CISA can count on month after month, year after year.

Q. What can I do with my membership card?

A. Your membership card gives you access to special benefits and discounts from CISA and our affiliates. Visit this page to see our member benefits!

Q. What will you use my email address for?

CISA sends out a monthly enews filled with information about projects that our staff is working on, news about local agriculture, profiles of local farmers and more. We also use email to send out special event announcements, invitations, and renewal reminders. You can always opt out of receiving any of our communications.

Q. How are funds raised through membership put to use?

A. Your membership dues support a wide variety of programs and initiatives and are applied as needed. For more specific information about how funds are raised and applied, please refer to our annual report for the most recent figures.

Q. Is my Community Membership gift tax deductible?

A. Yes!

Q. Can I buy a gift membership?

A. Absolutely! Simply select “Yes” when asked “Is this membership a gift for someone else?” on our Join/Renew Membership page, and you’ll be given an opportunity to fill in information for the gift recipient.

Q. How do I renew my membership?

A. You can click here to renew your membership! If we have your email address we’ll send you a renewal reminder notice a month before your membership expires (we’ll snail mail one if that is your preference).


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