EIN 47-2549969

Soul Fire Farm Institute

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To further the research and education on sustainable agriculture, food sovereignty, natural building, community empowerment, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice for people of all ages, particularly those from historically marginalize...
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Program areas at Soul Fire Farm Institute

Farm-based - Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc. grows 20,000 pounds of vegetables, fruits, and plant medicine and 250 chickens intensively on 2 acres of land using low-till methods; provides affordable, doorstep delivery of its own Farm fresh organic vegetables, herbs, eggs, and meat to 80+ families; trains 130+ new farmer-activists through our bipoc Fire (black-indigenous-people of color farming in relationship with earth) and bipoc builders weeklong immersions; strengthens connections between its local community and the land by providing daylong food justice programs to 250+ bipoc youth, community Farm days to 300+ intergenerational community members, and "Soul Fire in the city" lawn to garden workshops for 30+ people.
Public education - through public speaking, training, and media, Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc. awakens the hearts and minds of 3,000 listeners and readers who interact with its public talks, book, and articles - as evidenced by 30+ examples of audience members reporting their concrete actions toward food justice and land sovereignty as a result of what they learned. In addition, Soul Fire Farm Institute, Inc. catalyzes the transfer of resources, land, and power to bipoc farmer-activists by incubating the northeast farmers of color community land trust, training 200+ activists through uprooting racism in the food system intensives, participating in policy-organizing work with heal, nbfja, usfsa, and bugs, generating 7+ matches through the reparations map, and supporting the work of at least one sibling Farm internationally.

Grants made by Soul Fire Farm Institute

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
The Free SchoolLand Protection$10,000

Who funds Soul Fire Farm Institute

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Waverley Street FoundationGeneral Charitable Purpose$600,000
Wend IITo Provide General Operating Support$350,000
Novo FoundationGeneral Support$250,000
...and 69 more grants received totalling $3,354,872

Personnel at Soul Fire Farm Institute

Cheryl WhilbyExecutive Director / Communications and Development Director$68,890
Ife KilimanjaroExecutive Director and Managing Director$79,290
Leah PennimanExecutive Director and Farm Director / Director and Farm Manager / Executive Director$81,370
Naima PennimanProgram Director$0
Hillary GaetaOffice Manager
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Soul Fire Farm Institute

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,605,747
Program services$255,500
Investment income and dividends$48,351
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$12,133
Miscellaneous revenues$19,213
Total revenues$4,940,944

Form 990s for Soul Fire Farm Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990View PDF
2021-122022-10-27990View PDF
2020-122021-11-01990View PDF
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122019-10-29990View PDF
...and 3 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 2, 2024
Received grants
Identified 30 new grant, including a grant for $600,000 from Waverley Street Foundation
December 31, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from Argosy Foundation
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 69 new grant, including a grant for $350,000 from Wend II
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsFood and nutrition programsCharities
EducationHuman servicesFood and nutrition
Political advocacyCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
1972 Ny Hwy 2
Petersburgh, NY 12138
Metro area
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
Rensselaer County, NY
Website URL
(518) 880-9372
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K30: Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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