Mission of Roots of Resilience Project
Roots of Resilience Project works to grow racial equity and community resilience in rural Jefferson County. We seek to generate additional layers of support for people who are not traditionally centered, especially affirming opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) or People of the Global Majority (PGM), including businesses and community members. We collaborate on grassroots efforts created by and for frontline communities, including small farmers, racial justice organizations, and food access/food sovereignty projects. In short, we work to create more spaces where people have a sense of interrelatedness and belonging. Some of our impact in the community is detailed below.
- Over $180,000 in rent and utilities assistance in a partnership with
Olympic Community Action Programs(OlyCap).
- 16,000 pounds of produce grown and distributed by Goosefoot Farmers (est. $27,150).
- $31,000 in infrastructure for Goosefoot Farms and CSA pick-up location.
- 93 Local farms connected through the Jeffco Growers Network.
- Project support services to local, small businesses.
- $54,000 in fellowship support for local farmers, leaders, artists, and community members.
- $40,000 of support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) owned restaurants through a partnership with Northwest Harvest.