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Fresh Taste is a funder collaborative formed in 2002 by a group of foundations with a shared philanthropic commitment to sustainable agriculture and food systems. Our geographic focus is on the "Chicago foodshed" -- roughly a 200-mile area surrounding Chicago, Illinois. Working together, we envision a future where all metro Chicago residents will eat mostly healthy, locally-produced fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, and dairy products.


Fresh Taste is governed by a Steering Committee, co-chaired by Brad Leibov (Liberty Prairie Foundation) and Trish Robb (J.R. Albert Foundation), and is fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund.

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Current members of the Fresh Taste funder collaborative include:

The Chicago Community Trust
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
J.R. Albert Foundation
Kinship Foundation
Leo S. Guthman Fund
Liberty Prairie Foundation
The Lumpkin Family Foundation
Stuart Family Foundation
Walter S. Mander Foundation

With participation from City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development.

We welcome additional members. Please contact us to learn more.

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