Castanea Fellows

Castanea Fellows

The Castanea Fellowship creates opportunities for transformative leadership to thrive. Castanea Fellows will build power to shift structures and culture towards the creation of a more equitable, sustainable, and healthy food system for children, families, and all communities. Castanea Fellowship is nurtured by a stellar Steering Committee, supported by a powerhouse advisory council, informed by hundreds of conversations with food system change-makers, and inspired by a decade of successful alumni from the W.K. Kellogg Food and Community Fellows. Here is our vision:

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Each cohort has exceptional leaders representing a variety of approaches, tactics, and issues areas – as well as – a diversity of geographic and both lived and applied experience in building a more racially just food system. Both cohorts are majority people of color and women-identified.
We look forward to welcoming both cohorts!


Join the numerous foundations, nonprofit, and business leaders in this multi-sector collaborative committed to shaping an equitable future for food. Grants, gifts, and individual donations are welcome.