Project Biome

aka Farmer's Footprint   |   Beaverton, OR   |  https://farmersfootprint.us

Mission

Project Biome exists to catalyze ecological healing within the elemental biospheres of the planet: land, water, and air. At Farmer's Footprint, our mission is to unite, inspire and empower the movement towards regenerative food systems as a means to restore human and planetary health.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

David Leon

Board Chairman

Zach Bush

Main address

9450 SW Gemini Dr PMB 51154

Beaverton, OR 70089 USA

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Formerly known as

Planet Earth Home

EIN

83-3364077

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Farmer's Footprint

Catalyzing the universal adoption of regenerative agriculture for the health and resilience of people and planet.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Health

Where we work

Awards

Category Winner: Communications and Campaigns 2021

PR News Nonprofit Awards

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

    We serve a diverse population of stakeholders and producers within the agricultural sector. We include the broader population of citizens within that group because we are all eaters and have a stake in the quality, inclusiveness, and accessibility of our food system. We regularly conduct feedback campaigns with our audience as well as the subjects we feature in our storytelling work to better assess the tangible and intangible impacts of our work. These feedback mechanisms include surveys as well as long form written responses to questions after having viewed our productions. For more specialized programs that don't speak to mass audiences publicly, we track participation, attendance, and subjective feedback through surveys and established business processes.

  • 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), Case management notes, 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 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We've recently developed new accessible "on ramps" for folks that are less initiated in the world of regenerative agriculture. Often our stories reflect sophisticated and nuanced understandings of the forces at play within regenerative movements and existing food systems. We received feedback that those narratives are not always accessible to new audience members just learning about the space. We responded with beginning gardening courses, implementing more basic questions in our public panels, and adjusting content mixes to provide more accessible starting points for folks to engage our work, find community, and build understanding at a pace that is right for them.

  • 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've been able to deepened our individual relationships with our supporters and volunteers who participated in our feedback initiatives. We've been able to expand our discipline in experimenting and innovating new pathways to best reach a diverse audience, in particular, handing the platform over to a diverse "Circle of Creatives" that seek out stories and produce content that is aligned and appropriately representative of their personal lived experience. This has led to deeper connection with communities we have featured, increased comfort and willingness to vulnerably share their stories, and enhanced our ability to show up as an inclusive, community-driven platform where authenticity shines through.

  • 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 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 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?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Project Biome

Board of directors
as of 07/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Zach Bush

Seraphic Group, Inc.

Term: 2019 -

Brian Dawson

Kirk Schroder

Schroder Brooks Law Firm PLC

Scott Carlin

Lynne Twist

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/6/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/06/2022

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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.