The Greenleaf Foundation, Inc.

Creating Home

Norcross, GA   |  http://www.gogreenleaffoundation.org

Mission

The Greenleaf Foundation is focused on building a sense of home for individuals within our communities. We seek to engage members of the community by developing agrihood based living communities that enable immediate access to healthy food options, provide outdoor programming for youth, and education opportunities. At Greenleaf we believe everyone is happier and feels at home when we share a quality healthy meal together. Meals together lead to smiles together. Once we are able to share a meal within the community, we are then able to help expand our impact through our mobility program which looks at providing additional transportation resources to families in need.

Ruling year info

2019

President - Board of Directors

Mr Bob Kilinski

Main address

3081 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite A2

Norcross, GA 30071 USA

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EIN

83-1214145

NTEE code info

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Food access is determined by a variety of factors. The income of people experiencing hunger, the racial or cultural background of certain populations, and the distance between people and food markets. Consumer choices about food spending and diet are likely to be influenced by the accessibility and affordability of food retailers—travel time to shopping, availability of healthy foods, and food prices. Some people and places, especially those with low income, may face greater barriers in accessing healthy and affordable food retailers, which may negatively affect diet and food security.

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?

East Side Community Agrihood

This is a 1 acre community operated farm located at an apartment community in Atlanta Ga. The farm produces healthy food options for residents, encourages community engagement and stability while also recycling food waste.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Acres of land managed

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

East Side Community Agrihood

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to reach 5 acres of managed urban farmland. Currently, we have 2 acres in production.

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

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

East Side Community Agrihood

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our resident liaison and volunteer program allow us to manage our agrihoods, and educate our residents and community. In 2019 we have surpassed 1000 liaison/volunteer hours.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Greenleaf Foundation strives to create easier accessibility to healthy food options through the development of agrihoods throughout our community. An agrihood is an organized community that integrates agriculture into a residential neighborhood. The purpose of these communities is to facilitate food production while at the same time providing recreation for members of the community.

The Greenleaf Foundation's strategy for making this happen is through developing Greenleaf Community Farms. Our farm program develops and maintains agrihoods within multi-family residential properties. Our farm manager develops a strategic farm plan that seeks to grow and distribute free, healthy produce to our communities. Programs such as our Resident Liaison and Volunteer Night work to educate and connect our community around sustainable agriculture.

Through the development of a farm team and community engagement opportunities we are able to plan and develop new projects consistently.

Our farm program has been incredibly successful in a short period of time. We began tracking our metrics in January 2019 and we are currently making excellent headway in surpassing our goals. In 2019 we planted, harvested and distributed over 4,000 pounds of food to our local residents. In 2020 we were able to push that to over 6,800 pounds of food. Going into 2021, we have expanded our footprint from the 1st acre to involve 4 sites with over 5 acres of healhly food grown in food deserts across Atlanta.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our organization has developed a community canvassing initiative and steering committee to listen and actively develop hyper-local initiatives based on community needs and preferences. The results from these canvassing efforts have directed our newest project, UNEARTHING farm & market. This feedback has guided the project's focus on equitable development through an influx of capital into BIPOC businesses and community organizations. We have also utilized feedback to develop marketing/branding, values/goals, and volunteer program development.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, COVID-19,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Greenleaf Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bob Kilinski

David Codrea

Greenleaf Management

Josh Friedensohn

Greenleaf Capital

Brian Davis

James Larson

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2020,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data