Become a Community Partner

Underwrite SBF Community Events or Programs

We have reached thousands of children, teens and adults with our programs by obtaining public and private grants. But we cannot operate on program grants alone. We rely on your donations and underwriting support to be a strong organization capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities in the coming years. Put your money where your values are! Help make this region a healthier place and be part of a local food system that is innovative, equitable and sustainable. Download the Underwriter Commitment Form >>

Partnership Opportunities

We are offering underwriting opportunities to support a variety of wonderful community events and activities designed to celebrate the agricultural heritage of the region, promote healthy living and showcase local food, chefs, wineries, artists and business. Learn, have fun, enjoy delicious farm-fresh food and benefit a good cause! Events are listed after the partner benefits chart below.

The underwriting support we receive from local businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals makes it possible for our fundraising events to generate discretionary funds that Soil Born Farms needs to sustain our work in this region. The financial support we receive helps cover our operating expenses and is invested in the restoration and development projects at the historic American River Ranch, a community treasure.

Choose to underwrite one event/program or become a sustaining partner for the year with a $25,000 investment that supports our 2019-20 priorities. This year, the proceeds from fundraising efforts will help fund our commercial kitchen project and other site improvements. Sustaining partners will receive all of the benefits below. Partnerships will be individually crafted and additional benefits may apply.

If you would like to partner with Soil Born Farms, please contact Janet Zeller or Shawn Harrison to discuss underwriting opportunities.

PARTNER BENEFITS  $25,000  $10,000  $5,000  $2,500
Recognition of underwriting support on event materials including: posters, flyers, press materials, event program and signage (if space permits and commitment is received by print deadline) X X X X
Acknowledgement in on-line event promotions including: e-blasts, website, Facebook and Twitter. X X X X
Complimentary tickets to the event (number of tickets varies with support levels). X X X X
Company logo on SBF website donor page with link to your company website for one year X X X
Opportunity for your employees to participate in a corporate work day at the farm or in a community harvest event. X
Inclusion of company name on permanent signage. X

Events & Programs

  • DOTFA Day on the Farm

    Sun., May 19, 2019 • 10 am to 3 pm • American River Ranch

    Collaborating for the past nine years with our title sponsor Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, the intention of this favorite regional event is to create an opportunity for families to visit the American River Ranch for a day of learning, eating, celebrating and exploring the natural world. There are free gardening and cooking classes, kid’s garden and art activities, live music, delicious food, community education demonstration tables and lots of fun for the whole family. Soil Born Farms organic plants and produce will be sold at our ever-popular plant sale and Farmstand.

    Partnership Levels: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and in-kind support  Thanks to our 2018 Underwriters >>

  • Equinox-Nevill17th Annual Fundraiser Autumn Equinox Celebration

    Sat., Sept. 21, 2019 • 5:30 to 9:30pm • American River Ranch

    A local tradition, this year our 17th Annual Fundraiser will be part of the two-week regional festival celebrating Sacramento as the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America. The Autumn Equinox Celebration is designed to showcase food and beverages from our region. It’s a wonderful gathering of prominent local chefs, farms, hand-crafted specialty food purveyors, cheese makers, wineries and breweries. Guests stroll around the farm, enjoy live music and sample delicious food and beverages. This event includes a raffle, live auction and project presentation and always sells out. Download the 2019 flyer >>

    Partnership Levels: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and in-kind support  Thanks to our 2018 Underwriters >>

  • Garden in Every SchoolA Garden in Every School Symposium

    March 14 & 15, 2020 • American River Ranch

    A Garden in Every School Symposium, a collaborative regional school garden gathering, brings together teachers, community leaders, parents, volunteers and university staff with local nonprofit and business resources. The inspiring weekend includes: hands-on workshops, success stories, guest speakers, best practices, panel discussions, information booths and delicious food. We are the Farm-to-Fork Capital and the goal of a garden in every school offers the potential to create opportunities for our children to discover fresh food, make healthier food choices and to become better nourished. Gardens offer beautiful, dynamic settings to integrate every discipline, including science, math, reading, art, environmental studies, nutrition and health. Please join us and help advance this very important school garden collaborative effort by sponsoring this event. Learn more about the symposium >>

    Partnership Levels: (1) Title sponsor $10,000 (can be split with another business); (20) Sponsors $1,500; In kind sponsorship available Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors and Supporters >>

  • Harvest SacHarvest Sacramento Edible City Initiative

    This food access program is part of our effort to make healthy food available to everyone. Volunteers and youth join together with neighbors to harvest the bounty of produce growing in our city that often drops to the ground and goes to waste. Each year, more than 50,000 pounds of fruit is gleaned from neighborhood trees and donated to the Sacramento Food Bank and other food assistance programs. In addition, thousands of pounds of organic vegetables were grown on our farms, harvested and donated. It’s a simple idea that is making a big difference and we are just getting started. Learn more about Harvest Sacramento >>

    Partnership Levels: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and in-kind support

  • Adopt a SchoolAdopt-a-School

    We have many schools interested in our programs but they cannot afford the minimal fees. Your sponsorship will support hundreds of youth in meaningful outdoor and hands-on experiences promoting healthy families, communities and the environment. This is a great way to make a real difference by give local kids a chance to learn from the natural world and make the connection between food, health and the environment. You will also receive a photo of the classes you sponsor to display at your place of business. Learn more about the Adopt-a-School program >>

    Partnership Levels: $500 enables a class of up to 30 students from preschool through grade 12 to experience a Discovery Field Trip; $2,500 enables a class of up to 30 students from grades 2–12 to participate in our Exploration program