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Our funding and support

by abwhite last modified Jan 31, 2018 10:08 AM

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.

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Read the institute’s case statement, a brochure for current and potential supporters of ASI, by clicking on the image above.

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 2017 Strategic Snapshot to obtain an overview of our strategic planning and main programmatic and communications activities.

ASI’s annual funding (fiscal year 16/17) was about $3.8 million. This sum includes actual annual expenditures for program and operational activity supported through gifts and grants (see tabs at left for annual award details), UC Davis and UC ANR 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:

View a complete list of our supporters

Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Fiscal Year 2013-2014
Fiscal Year 2012-13 
Fiscal Year 2011-12
Fiscal Year 2010-11
Fiscal Year 2009-10
Fiscal Year 2008-09
Fiscal Year 2007-08
Fiscal Year 2006-07

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