Ways to Give

Donate to Foodwise to support small, sustainable farms and critical food access for your community.

You have the power to build a food system that works—one that makes fresh food available to all, supports local farmers, and empowers youth to live healthy lives. Your tax-deductible donation directly supports Foodwise farmers markets, food access initiatives, and education programs, which serve more than 130 local farms and small food businesses, and thousands of Bay Area youth and their families.

Foodwise depends on community members like you to grow thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Here are some ways you can make a gift to Foodwise.

Donate Now

Make a secure online donation now:

To donate by check:
Please mail to Foodwise, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94111.

To donate by credit card over the phone:
Please call Cindy Mendoza at (415) 291-3276 x103.

Your tax-deductible donation directly supports Foodwise’s work to grow thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Foodwise (formerly CUESA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Taxpayer ID Number 94-3212988; registered with the IRS as “Foodwise Community”). All donations to Foodwise are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you would like to speak to someone about your giving options or have questions about making a donation, please contact Cindy Mendoza at cindy@foodwise.org or (415) 291-3276 x103.

By joining our Foodwise Cultivators monthly giving group, you provide reliable funding so we can plan for the future. Enroll online or contact Cindy Mendoza at cindy@foodwise.org or (415) 291-3276 x103.

Celebrate a family member, a dear friend, or a special occasion by supporting our local farmers and food makers. Indicate your honoree when you donate online or contact Cindy Mendoza at cindy@foodwise.org or (415) 291-3276 x103.

Your generous donation could be doubled or tripled if your employer offers a matching gift program (check here). Contact your employer’s Human Resources department to see if they will match your gift to Foodwise. For more information or to request documentation to qualify for a matching gift, contact Cindy Mendoza at cindy@foodwise.org or (415) 291-3276 x103.

If you have a donor advised fund (DAF), making a gift to Foodwise is very easy. Simply contact your DAF representative directly and recommend a donation in support of Foodwise. Provide your DAF representative with the following information:

  • The amount of your donation
  • Foodwise’s Federal Taxpayer ID Number: 94-3212988
  • Our mailing address: Foodwise, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94111

By giving appreciated property like stocks, bonds, or mutual funds, you can support Foodwise at a lower cost to you. To arrange for the transfer of stock, please contact Christine Farren at christine@foodwise.org or (415) 291-3276 x101 for our account information.

Foodwise (formerly CUESA) is proud to be an 1% for the Planet Nonprofit Partner. 1% for the Planet is a global organization that exists to ensure our planet and future generations thrive. They inspire businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofits through membership and everyday actions. Consider joining 1% for the Planet as a business or individual, and naming Foodwise as your beneficiary. Learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org/join.

Foodwise will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Foodwise, both online and offline, on any platform (including the Foodwise website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent that donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.