Fiscal Year 2008-09


Extramural Grants

California Department of Education
$110,000
Team Nutrition project

California Department of Food and Agriculture
$119,800
Support for the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program in California schools

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
$195,000
Developing biologically integrated orchard systems (BIOS) and corresponding market certification rewards for canning peaches in the San Joaquin Valley*

California Endowment (sub-award through Tierra Miguel Foundation)
$57,900
San Diego foodshed study

W.K. Kellogg Foundation (sub-award through Liquori and Associates)
$193,500
Evaluation of "School Food Focus" program

W.K. Kellogg Foundation (sub-award through Cornell University)
$75,000
Lifecycle assessment of carbon emissions

National Honey Board
$43,900
Carbon footprint of U.S. honey production and packing

United States Department of Agriculture, National Research Institute
$44,300
Develop values-based distribution networks of small and medium-sized producers

University of California Hansen Trust
$7,500
California Agricultural Learning Center Conference

University of California Davis, Undergraduate Instructional Improvement Program
$4,800
Faculty course development award for “Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture”


Gifts and Philanthropic Grants

Campbell Soup Company
$2,500
Inaugural National Symposium on Food Systems and Sustainability

Clover Stornetta Farms
$2,500
Inaugural National Symposium on Food Systems and Sustainability

Columbia Foundation
$100,000
Development of new undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and food systems

Davis Farmers Market Foundation
$5,300
Evaluation of Davis Farm-to-School Connection Program

Fetzer and Bonterra Vineyards
In-kind donation
Donation for the Inaugural National Symposium on Food Systems and Sustainability

Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
$100,000
Development of experiential learning in new undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and food systems

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$1,500,000
Anchor grant to support research and capacity building of ASI

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
$349,600
N2O emissions from the application of fertilizers in agricultural soils

Sacramento County Farm Bureau
$25,900
Evaluation of Grow Local, Buy Local Program


Endowments

Friends and Family of Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger
$34,100 (~ $1,500 annual earnings anticipated)
Contributions from: Elizabeth E. Bradford, Evelyne and Richard Rominger, Robyn and Bruce Rominger, Patty and Richard Rominger, Ruth Rominger and Lars Tomanek, Cairn Rominger Aran, Carolyn and David Gossard, and Thomas Tomich and Nancy Allen
Endowment: in support of the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Award

Constant van Vlierden Estate
$100,000 (~ $4,500 annual earnings anticipated)
Endowment: to support a scholarship program for new undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture and food systems



In-Kind Support

Button & Turkovich
In-kind donation to Russell Ranch - wheat combine and other various equipment use (since late 1990s)

Foster Farms
In-kind donation to Russell Ranch - compost (since 1994)

Fetzer and Bonterra Vineyards
In-kind donation for the Inaugural National Symposium on Food Systems and Sustainability

Lopez Welding Service
In-kind donation to Russell Ranch - repair services and various equipment use (since 2002)

Meek & Sons
In-kind donation to Russell Ranch - corn combine and other various equipment use (since late 1990s)

Rominger Farms
In-kind donation to Russell Ranch - various equipment use (since early 2000s)

Seeds of Change
In-kind donation of seeds to Student Farm

Howard and Nancy Shapiro
In-kind donation for the Inaugural National Symposium on Food Systems and Sustainability


*Those items marked with an asterisk are affiliated funds involving ASI faculty and staff, but managed outside ASI. 

Grants and gifts are listed by the fiscal year in which the funds were committed (i.e. start date of project). For multi-year commitments, the total amount is reported in the fiscal year in which the funds were initially committed. Endowments are reported in the fiscal year of the initial gift or grant; annual payouts commence after 12 months and are determined by the Regents of the University of California or the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees (approximate payout of 4.5% annually).  Funds awarded are rounded to the nearest hundred.