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Providence Farm Collective Corp

Providence Farm Collective

Orchard Park, NY   |  http://WWW.PROVIDENCEFARMCOLLECTIVE.ORG

Mission

PROVIDENCE FARM COLLECTIVE CORP (PFC) ENDEAVORS TO CULTIVATE FARMER-LED AND COMMUNITY-ROOTED AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS TO ACTUALIZE THE RIGHTS OF UNDER-RESOURCED PEOPLES AND EMPOWERS JUST AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO FOOD AND FARMLAND.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Kristin Heltman-Weiss

Main address

5701 Burton Rd

Orchard Park, NY 14127 USA

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EIN

84-3427072

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Incubator Farm Program

rPovides farmers the opportunity to start their own farm business. Each farmer receives a 1/4 acre of plowed, fenced, and fertilized farmland. In addition, farmers receive access to 20+ agricultural (in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension) and business workshops per year, 1-on-1 technical assistance, marketing opportunities, tools, seeds, plants, and the opportunity for land tenancy upon program completion.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Incubator Farm Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Primarily accessed by refugee, immigrant, black and low income families

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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Financials

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Operations

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Providence Farm Collective Corp

Board of directors
as of 03/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kristin Heltman-Weiss

Providence Farm Collective

Eileen O'brien-Scanell

Learning Triangle Labs

Laura Hunt

Barrantys

Halima Muhina

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Rebecca French

SUNY at Buffalo

Rachel Tarwo

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Zelalem Gemmeda

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Tom Petrocelli

Retired

Tamar Rothaus

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/4/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/04/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.