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20 March 2017
Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P) is a growing, dynamic consulting company working in the fields of agriculture, food and health with two divisions. Our Good Food is Good Business division supports the healthy development, execution, and operations of food businesses and initiatives in the public and private sectors. Our services include strategic sourcing, feasibility analysis,...
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...
14 July 2016
Karen Karp & Partners was featured in a recent Talk Business article about the Brightwater Culinary School in Bentonville, Northwest Arkansas, which will be opening in early 2017.  The culinary school will be housed in Bentonville’s 8th Street Market.In 2014,  KK&P completed a Food Assessment study which helped to inform the vision and curriculum at the new...
29 June 2016 - 13:35, by , in Press, No comments
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...
6 February 2016
Karen Karp, founder and president of Karen Karp & Partners, was the subject of an interview in the 2015 issue of Hand to Hand, the magazine of the Association of Children’s Museums. The wide-ranging interview explores KK&P’s work with the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, where KK&P planned and implemented FoodShed, a reimagined café...
3 October 2015
The Town Talk in Central Louisiana reports on a recent discussion among more than a dozen stakeholders interested in increasing the productivity and profit of locally grown food who gathered for the first part of a study to identify specific tools that can be developed to boost the local food economy. The effort is being...
3 October 2015
Karen Karp & Partners has been working with NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, Arkansas, since 2013 to develop and implement a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (CAHM) program, funded by grants from the Walton Family Foundation totaling more than $8 million. Among the services provided, KK&P looked at current and projected food and hospitality...