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SCFSA Sponsorship Package


Sponsorship Package (full)
Sponsorship Letter

Sponsorship Forms
SCFSA Accomplishments

Since the release of the Healthy & Sustainable Food Action Plan (FAP), the SCFSA has been hard at work leveraging the endorsements and involvement from local government and business to build programs, policies and strategies for enhancing our agricultural and natural resources, stimulating the economic vitality of our food sector, encouraging healthier eating (particularly among our most vulnerable populations), and addressing social equity issues that cause hunger and food insecurity in our community.

The staff support to enable this work has been provided by Ag Innovations, a Sebastopol-based nonprofit facilitation firm that has been working throughout California since 2000 to convene community leaders to improve regional food systems and tackle the biggest issues facing California’s ag and food systems (e.g., food safety, water, farmworker housing, ag land loss, etc.).

The SCFSA is the only group of its kind in Sonoma County. Members volunteer their time for this important and necessary work. Ongoing expenses are for facilitation and staffing to support productive meetings, coordinated  action, and fluid communications. A modest annual budget of $25,000 enables this support to continue and allows the SCFSA to continue to build upon the great work done to date in improving our local food system.

Historically, funding for this work has come from the County of Sonoma and the US Department of Agriculture, although current funding is due to expire later this year – hence, this appeal to you now.​ 

We are asking local businesses for sponsorships of up to $5,000. Your support will enable the group to continue its important collaborative work in fulfilling the vision and aspirations of our community for a healthier and more sustainable food system. 

We thank you in advance for your consideration of this request and we look forward to hearing your hopes and dreams for our local food system. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or need for further information about this vitally important community endeavor.

For more information, please contact Tessa at, or 707.823.6111.


Sponsorship Benefits

Level 1: Supporter $100
  • Name listed on Food System Alliance website
  • Name listed in 2016 Food Forum program and in on-screen Forum presentation

Level 2: Collaborator $250

  • Forum Tabling: Materials available on collective sponsors table in the main Forum area
  • Includes benefits from Level 1
Level 3: Enthusiast $500
  • Forum Table Sponsor: Logo and company information available at that Forum table
  • Includes benefits from Levels 1-2
Level 4: Partner $1000
  • Verbal recognition during Food Forum
  • Cited in Forum focused press release and promotional messages (if sponsoring before February 15, 2015)
  • Includes benefits from Levels 1-3
Level 5: Ally $2500
  • 1/4-page advertising package in the Made Local Magazine (Sonoma County Go Local)
  • Logo and recognition included in Food Action Plan Update Publication (report on food system goals; distributed countywide)
  • Highlighted in 1 Food System Alliance article, newsletter, or member publication
  • Includes benefits from Levels 1-4
Level 6: Pillar Leader $5000
  • 2- minute video highlight on your initiative or business produced at the 2016 Forum
  • Special thank you issued to Pillar Leader sponsors in 2016 Alliance communications
  • Includes benefits from Levels 1-5