EIN 81-0840578

The Good Food Institute

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To harness The power of Food innovation and markets to transform The global Food system away from conventional animal products and toward plant-based meat, eggs and dairy; products produced using cellular agriculture (e.g., cultivated meat and precisi...
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Program areas at The Good Food Institute

Science and technology - gfi's science and technology department accelerates The science of alternative protein technologies. Gfi's scientists are The global experts in this sector and work to ensure that a roadmap exists for alternative protein innovation, that The best scientists are engaged in research and development, and that significant funds are directed toward The highest impact areas of alternative protein research. Gfi's scitech team is focused on three principal activities:1. Analyzing current and future technical challenges and identifying The most important research and commercialization opportunities for alternative proteins.2. Mobilizing funding for open-access research and early-stage commercialization of alternative proteins.3. Inspiring and supporting The next generation of innovators in The alternative protein industry.
Communications - gfi's communications department works to ensure that gfi's work across The other programmatic departments achieves maximum impact and positions gfi as a thought leader in The alternative protein space. The communications team secures media attention for mission-aligned companies, for The science of alternative proteins generally, for gfi's regulatory and statutory work, and for gfi's corporate engagement efforts, thereby supporting The work of gfi. Communications drives The conversation about innovative alternatives to industrial animal agriculture on social media, inserts gfi experts into The conversation at key conferences, and maintains a website that serves as The web's central hub for information related to alternative protein research and innovation.
Policy - gfi's policy department is focused on removing hurdles to alternative proteins and leveraging government resources to accelerate progress. The policy team directs two primary initiatives: educating public institutions, and engaging with nonprofit organizations to support policy objectives. The policy department also uses impact litigation as a strategic tool where warranted.
Corporate engagement - corporate engagement is The department at The intersection of supply and demand within The alternative protein sector. Corporate engagement ensures that The market provides alternative proteins that are tasty, competitively priced, and easily found at retail and in foodservice. Working with companies at all stages of The production process, from entrepreneurs with just an idea, to multinational consumer packaged goods (cpg) companies, enables corporate engagement to view The whole global ecosystem to identify areas of opportunity and growth. Additionally, corporate engagement promotes existing plant-based products and The concept of cultivated products to restaurants, retailers, and foodservice companies to increase their availability on menus, on shelves, and in cafeterias. Corporate engagement uses consumer and market research to help companies make and market products that will be most appealing to The majority of consumers. The cross-functional sustainable seafood initiative advances The mission of healthy, sustainable, and just seafood for a growing population.
International - gfi's international program is comprised of The work of its foreign affiliates and us management team. The foreign affiliates share The same mission as gfi in The us. Thus, on a global scale, more scientists will focus on alternative protein; policy and regulatory progress will be accelerated; more companies will be generated and those that are created will be more successful; and more media coverage of alternative protein innovation will be generated. (The expenses are after functional allocation.)

Grants made by The Good Food Institute

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Mote Marine Laboratory and AquariumAdvancing Cultivated Seafood Development: Cell Characterization, Myogenesis and Cell Expansion$250,000
Northwestern UniversityLow Cost Chemically Defined, Gmo-Free Animal Ipsc Generation, Culture and Skeletal Muscle Differentiation$250,000
Lehigh UniversityDiversifying Cultivated Meats Through Convergence of Cell Scaffold Design, Sensing, and Scalability$249,998
...and 9 more grants made

Who funds The Good Food Institute

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Schwab Charitable FundHuman Services$1,125,831
Double Up DriveCharitable Giving$746,308
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$731,470
...and 18 more grants received totalling $4,050,451

Personnel at The Good Food Institute

Sanah BaigChief of Staff Executive
Bruce FriedrichCo - Founder and Executive Director Executive$95,286
Gus GuadagniniManaging Director , Brazil
Nir GoldsteinManaging Director , Israel Nir
Richard Parr, MbeManaging Director, Europe
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for The Good Food Institute

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$42,936,683
Program services$322,997
Investment income and dividends$148,210
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-4,262
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$65,207
Total revenues$43,468,835

Form 990s for The Good Food Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122019-11-08990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122018-03-02990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF

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Data update history
May 18, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 17, 2023
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $370,000 from The Chicago Community Trust
July 26, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $274,608 from Rethink Charity
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $4,200,000 from Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsFood and nutrition programsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Human servicesFood and nutritionPublic policy
Provides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
2503d N Harrison St 19
Arlington, VA 22207
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(866) 849-4457
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K03: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Professional Societies and Associations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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