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15 November 2016
Thundermist Health Center of Rhode Island challenged Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P) to develop a comprehensive strategy to transform Woonsocket’s food system. Thundermist is a progressive, federally qualified health center, with many partners in the Woonsocket community. KK&Ps project would be intended to complement the state Department of Health’s “health equity” mission: to implement place-based...
4 November 2016
In 2013, Book & Plow Farm became resident at Amherst College, providing for sales of locally-grown produce to dining services. Additionally, the farm offered a pick-your-own farm for the campus community and a variety of educational programs for both the campus and surrounding area. The farm grew rapidly, and now has over 40 acres in...
28 October 2016
Hands on Hartford, a CT-based social services non-profit, recently moved into a new building that had once housed a restaurant. As an organization focused on, among other things, hunger relief and food oriented services, they wanted to explore how to leverage the kitchen and cafe space to support their mission to “change lives and renew...
25 October 2016
SUNY Adirondack, a public college in upstate NY that serves Washington, Saratoga and Warren counties, asked KK&P to explore food and agriculture educational opportunities in a goal to expand its reach in Washington County. After interviewing area stakeholders in the fields of agriculture, food and education, KK&P suggested the development of a new Center for...
4 October 2016
The Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF) has received a $2 million Financial Assistance (FA) award and a $3 million Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) award. These were awarded by The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury. The HFFI award was spearheaded, in part, by research completed by KK&P that provided...
24 August 2016
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the New York State Grown & Certified program and announced a new $20 million food hub in the Bronx to increase access to farm-fresh produce. Karen Karp & Partners helped spearhead this initiative, working as facilitators of the Governor’s 2015 NYS-NYC Regional Food Hubs Task Force. Governor Cuomo’s commitment is...
21 July 2016
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) has launched  Fresh and Healthy Food for All, a five-year, $750,000 initiative to increase access to healthy food among low-income families and the elderly in Columbia County, New York. KK&P crafted the initial proposal which identified area opportunities for collaboration. It was developed after careful consultation with over 80 local community members...
11 July 2016
I was honored to be asked to facilitate the session “Anatomy of a Deal” at the 2016 Food & Enterprise Summit. This was for a couple reasons: One, the opportunity to look underneath the hood of a model modern food business, Fleishers Craft Butchery. Another was the chance to put one of my core beliefs into...
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Thank you all for your interest in our inaugural KK&P Webinar! For those of you who were unable to join, we’ve recorded the session for you to view. The Future of Food Philanthropy is a dynamic and timely topic, and I was happy to share some emerging insights last week. Discussing trends and increases in impact investing,...
13 June 2016
On June 21, 2016 at 11am, Karen Karp & Partners will host the Future of Food Philanthropy Webinar, the first in a series of future-oriented food conversations conceived and produced by Karen Karp. This free webinar will share the exclusive findings from an earlier Future of Food Philanthropy Salon, attended by industry thought leaders who discussed critical issues facing...
23 May 2016
Karen Karp & Partners recently presented suggestions for Oneonta’s prospective “Food & Beverage Innovation District” along Market Street. The proposal, contracted by Otsego Now, is part of a long-discussed food-hub plan intended to boost economic development in the region. Some of the suggestions for revitalizing the area included a collaboration with SUNY Oneonta’s catering service...
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23 May 2016
On June 17, 2016 Karen Karp & Partners will host the Future of Food Philanthropy Salon, the first in a series of future-oriented food conversations conceived and produced by Karen Karp. The salon will bring together an intimate group of thought leaders to discuss critical issues facing the food sector, and to explore the evolving role of...