Our Funding and Support
The Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI) at UC Davis is comprised of several units – the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), the UC Davis Student Farm, and the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility.
ASI’s activities are guided by a shared mission and vision and strategic direction is provided through an External Advisory Board comprised of leaders from a wide range of differing fields, including farmers and ranchers; agricultural, environmental, and community organizations; food manufacturers and retailers; educators; policymakers; and the media. We follow core operational principles to ensure the sustainability, legitimacy, usefulness, and credibility of our actions. Read our 2013 Strategic Snapshot to obtain an overview of our strategic planning and main programmatic and communications activities.
ASI’s annual funding (fiscal year 12/13) was over $3 million and projections for our current cycle, (fiscal year 13/14), are projected to fall in a similar range. This sum includes actual annual expenditures for program and operational activity supported through gifts and grants, UC Davis institutional support, ASI endowment income, and a small amount of program income.
Gifts of all sizes can help build and strengthen ASI programs: ASI has a large mandate and an ambitious mission. While we continue to have strong institutional support through the university, growing our external support through a variety of avenues will be critical for enabling ASI to fully realize our mission and vision. For example, philanthropic and grant support allows ASI to offer scholarships to deserving students, research more sustainable farming practices, offer trainings for educators implementing school gardens and for hospitals and other large institutions transitioning to using local, fresh produce, continue a 100-year agricultural sustainability experiment, and more.
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ASI gratefully acknowledges contributions received since the launch of the Institute in 2006 and would like to extend our sincere gratitude to those who have provided support for our programs.
Listed below are sponsors who have provided funds* to ASI in:
*Grants and gifts are listed by the fiscal year in which the funds were committed (i.e. start date of grant project or date cash gift was received). For multi-year commitments, the total amount is reported in the fiscal year in which the funds were initially committed. Endowments are reported in the fiscal year of the initial gift or grant; annual payouts commence after 12 months and are determined by the Regents of the University of California or the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees (approximate payout of 4% to 5% annually). Funds awarded are rounded to the nearest hundred. Those items marked with an asterisk are affiliated funds involving ASI faculty and staff, but managed outside ASI.