Kiss the Ground

Inspiring a global movement to regenerate our planet...starting with soils!

LOS ANGELES, CA   |  https://kisstheground.com/

Mission

Kiss the Ground is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to awaken people to the possibilities of regeneration and inspire participation in this movement through media, communications, education, workshops, immersive programming, and advocacy. Since 2013, Kiss the Ground has created societal awareness around the extraordinary potential of healthy soil, educating and activating millions around regeneration.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Mr. Ryland Engelhart

Co-founder

Mr. Richard Wegman

Main address

PO BOX #515381 PMB 63508

LOS ANGELES, CA 90051-6681 USA

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EIN

46-4507696

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

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?

Farmland Program

The Farmland Program provides scholarships for producers to attend trainings with the Savory Institute and Soil Health Academy and provides the technical support needed to successfully transition to soil focused regenerative agricultural management practices. Scholarship funds are raised by connecting restaurants and their customers to farmers and regenerative landscapes. The restaurants serve menu items that are made with ingredients cultivated using farming practices that benefit soil health and represent the potential of regenerative agriculture and then donate $2 from every sale to the farmer scholarship fund. Corporations and private donors are matching funds donated by restaurants.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Activists

Where we work

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve Farmers, Teachers, Activists, Urban populations young and old, Mothers, BIPOC

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Through Emails,

  • 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have become more inclusive in our media and the stories we tell. We have a more Diverse Board of Directors and we are reaching out to different BIPOC places to encourage diverse employment applications for our job announcements. We have also embarked on a permanent DE&I training program which is in its second year.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We are coming together this year 2021 in a coalition for the movement that is inclusive and shared decision making.

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Kiss the Ground

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lauren Tucker

Gareth Asten

Acre Venture Partners

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No