Our Partners

New Entry can only accomplish its work with the collaboration and support of dozens of other organizations locally, regionally, and nationally.  Our promotion, recruitment, training and education efforts are assisted by community-based organizations, social service agencies, food and farm businesses, faith-based organizations, state and federal farm service agencies, academic institutions, other incubator farm projects across the US, and experienced farmers.  

Allison Goin

Allison Goin is a consultant, providing nonprofits with consulting services around strategic development and program design.

Angelic Organics Learning Center

Angelic Organics Learning Center builds sustainable local food and farm systems through experiential education and training programs in partnership with rural and urban people.

Center for Environmental Farming Systems - CEFS at NCSU

CEFS develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

City of Lowell Community Development Block Grant

The City of Lowell's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides Federal funding to activities or projects that benefit low to moderate-income households at or below 80% of the area median income. The goals of the program are to: provide decent, safe and sanitary housing; provide a suitable living environment; and expand economic opportunities.

Claneil Foundation

The Claneil Foundation works to create healthy communities by supporting nonprofit organizations making an impact in the areas of hunger and nutrition/food system, health and human services, education, and the environment.

Cliff Bar Family Foundation

Clif Bar Family Foundation supports innovative small and mid-sized groups working to strengthen our food system and our communities, enhance public health, and safeguard our environment and natural resources.

Cultivating Community and The New American Sustainable Agriculture Project (NASAP)

The New American Sustainable Agriculture Project sponsored by Cultivating Community in Portland, ME, is a long-time partner of New Entry and currently collaborates with us on the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI) which provides training and technical assistance to organizations across the country who operate farm incubator projects.

Cummings Foundation

New Entry was selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are not only based in but also primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. This year (2015) the program benefited 41 different communities within the Commonwealth.

Farm Aid

Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $43 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep family farmers on their land.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Foundation

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation supports Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s mission to improve the quality and value of health care for the people and communities we serve by providing the tools, training and leadership to build healthy communities throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Kendall Foundation

The goal of the Kendall Foundation is to create a resilient and healthy food system in New England that increases the production and consumption of local, sustainably produced food.

Mass Farm to School

Mass Farm to School facilitates sustainable purchasing relationships between local institutions and local farms, promotes local food and agriculture education for students, and supports state, regional and national networking of farm to school practitioners.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Panta Rhea Foundation

The Panta Rhea Foundation (PRF) was established in 2001 as a private foundation devoted to researching issues and analyzing the operations, goals and potential of organizations committed to building a more just and sustainable world. The Foundation advises individual donors and other charitable entities on grantmaking strategies and specific grants.

The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)

The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association is a partner of New Entry on the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative, which provides training and technical assistance to organizations across the country that want to start farm incubator projects.

The American Lamb Board

The American Lamb Board is an industry-funded research and promotions commodity board that represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry including producers, feeders, seed stock producers and processors. The 13-member Board, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is focused on increasing demand by promoting the freshness, flavor, nutritional benefits, and culinary versatility of American Lamb. The work of the American Lamb Board is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the board’s programs are supported and implemented by the staff in Denver, Colorado.

The Cedar Tree Foundation

The Cedar Tree Foundation is a small family fund created by the late pediatrician and entrepreneur, Dr. David H. Smith. Dr. Smith believed in the power of individuals and organizations to make significant changes in our world, and we reflect that belief in our grantmaking. The Cedar Tree Foundation's grant making focuses on the following areas of concern: Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Education, and Environmental Health.

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at the University of California Santa Cruz is to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, nonexploitative, and that serve as a foundation for future generations.

The International Rescue Committee - New Roots

Each year, the IRC helps thousands of refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States to rebuild their lives. An essential part of our broader resettlement efforts, the New Roots program enables refugees to reestablish their ties to the land, celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities.

The Intervale Center

The Intervale Center partners with New Entry on the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI), which provides training and technical assistance to organizations across the country who want to start farm incubator projects.

The Minnesota Food Association

The Big River Farms Program of Minnesota Food Association (MFA) operates an immigrant and minority farmer training program together with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and wholesale distribution service. We provide farmers with the skills and knowledge to operate their own viable organic and sustainable vegetable farms, while providing fresh, organic produce to local consumers by the farmers-in-training and promoting a more sustainable food system.

Third Sector New England

Third Sector New England provides management and leadership resources to help nonprofits support healthy, just communities. With a staff of dedicated non-profit professionals, TSNE is an effective fiscal sponsor, convener, consultant and grantmaker, offering a unique blend of capacity-building programs and services. Our work also complements that of the funding community and other capacity builders.

USDA - Farmers Market Promotion Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops.

USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), part of the executive branch of the Federal Government. Congress created NIFA through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. NIFA replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.

USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach

Through coordination and collaboration, the Office of Advocacy and Outreach works across USDA to enhance access to services for the communities we serve. •Improving the viability and profitability of small and beginning farmers and ranchers •Improving access to USDA programs for historically underserved communities •Improving agricultural opportunities for farm workers •Closing the professional achievement gap by providing opportunities to talented and diverse young people to support the agricultural industry in the 21st century

USDA Risk Management Agency

RMA, through FCIC, provides crop insurance to American farmers and ranchers. Private-sector insurance companies sell and service the policies. RMA develops and/or approves the premium rate, administers premium and expense subsidies, approves and supports products, and reinsures the companies. RMA also sponsors educational and outreach programs and seminars on the general topic of risk management.