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We facilitate unique, programmatic opportunities, which encourage listening, reflection, and action. These opportunities serve as a forum through which people can hear from experts, ask questions about the challenges they face, and discuss practical steps toward building positive change within their communities. Many of these programs serve as a method for introductory engagement with Grace Farms’ five initiatives, and have included discussions on the community impact of opiates, the US response to the refugee crisis, a lecture from 2016 National Book Award winner, Ibram X. Kendi, and a panel exploring the roles that faith and women’s voices play in questions of economic justice in America. The Community Initiative also provides engagement opportunities where the community can come together to volunteer or contribute to a shared mission. In 2017, our charitable program, Gifting for Good, brought together community members to assemble boxes of essential items for newly resettled refugees.
The Space Grant program is central to the Foundation’s efforts to draw not-for-profit leaders together to work collectively for the common good. We provide a platform for NGOs and the public sector, offering a supportive place for organizations to foster new partnerships, actively participate in the Foundation’s programming, advance their work, or simply enjoy the expansive landscape and River building. Grace Farms inspires these organizations to think creatively and reframe their work. Individuals often leave with a sense of renewal and connectedness with colleagues, motivating organizations to continue their meaningful work.