GRACE Communications Foundation

GRACE Communications Foundation
Founded: 1997

Mission:
To increase public awareness of the relationships among food, water, and energy systems.

About the Organization:
By mobilizing philanthropic resources and collaborating with like-minded nonprofits and academic institutions, the GRACE Communications Foundation (formerly Gracelinks, Inc.) educates consumers and advocates for policies that address the environmental and public health effects of industrial food systems, support the development of sustainable food distribution networks, result in common-sense use of water resources for energy and food production, provide clean energy alternatives to conventional power systems, and create and promote prevention techniques to help communities improve health.

Current Programs:
The organization's Sustainable Table program offers tools and resources to help people make healthier food choices and shop and cook in more sustainable ways, while its online advocacy campaigns include The Meatrix, an award-winning series of animated films about factory farming.

Offerings in the water program area of the site include a water footprint calculator, tips for conserving water, a video, and downloadable materials aimed at K-4 students.

The organization's energy program aims to promote environmentally responsible energy policies and technologies through in-depth reports like Freeing the Grid, a policy guide developed in partnership with Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Web Site:
Visitors to the site can take an Eco Quiz to see how much they know about resource use and conservation; learn more about policy debates involving food, water, and energy systems; and read about the nexus of all three. They can also consult the site's Eat Well Guide — a directory of farms, stores, restaurants, Community-Supported Agriculture organizations, and other sources of sustainable food in the U.S. and Canada; search a database of "sustainable" recipes; check out the organization's blog, Ecocentric; and/or sign up to receive a monthly newsletter.

Funding:
The GRACE Communications Foundation is supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Contact: Scott Cullen, Executive Director
Phone: (212) 726-9161