EIN 47-1559027

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)

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The mission of Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is to build unique partnerships to support innovative science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges.
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Program areas at FFAR

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (ffar) builds public-private partnerships to support audacious science. Ffar-funded grants, co-created with the Food and Agriculture community, fill critical Research gaps, increase public Agriculture Research and complement the u.s. department of Agriculture's Research agenda. Ffar funds Research targeting urgent Food and Agriculture topics that have broad impacts. Ffar focuses on core challenge areas including soil health, sustainable water management, next generation crops, advanced animal systems, health-agriculture nexus and urban Food systems. Ffar addresses the connection between Agriculture and sustainability through agmission, a partnership to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
Other programs
In addition to Research, ffar supports a diverse, creative scientific workforce. Ffar's scientific workforce development programs recognize scientific leaders, provide unique Research opportunites, support young faculty and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Grants made by FFAR

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Ohio State UniversityResearch$5,250,001
Regents of the University of California / University of CaliforniaResearch$3,307,680
Native American Agriculture FundResearch$2,500,000
...and 23 more grants made totalling $26,896,234

Who funds Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Good Ventures FoundationReduce the Global Incidence of Keel Bone Damage in Layer Hens$3,000,000
RF Catalytic CapitalTo Support Advancement of Food Security$500,000
Walton Family FoundationTo Support Social Sciences Research on Strategies To Increase the Adoption of Conservation Practices That Improve Water Quality.$250,000
...and 8 more grants received

Personnel at FFAR

Sergio FurmanChief Development Officer$343,563
Saharah Moon ChapotinExecutive Director$162,580
Sarah GoldbergDirector of Communications and Legislative Affairs$192,625
Magda GalindoDirector of Grants Management
John ReichScientifc Program Director / Scientific Program Director$194,030
...and 13 more key personnel

Financials for FFAR

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$95,455,000
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$5,398,637
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,422,769
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$103,276,406

Form 990s for FFAR

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122019-12-13990View PDF
...and 4 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 9, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 8, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
December 29, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $3,000,000 from Good Ventures Foundation
December 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsDisease research fundraisersFood and nutrition programsCharities
Human servicesFood and nutritionPublic policy
Provides grantsConducts researchOperates internationallyReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
401 9th St NW 730
Washington, DC 20004
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 624-0700
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K05: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Research Institutes and Public Policy Analysis
NAICS code, primary
813212: Health and Disease Research Fundraising Organizations
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