Dreaming Out Loud’s mission is to develop economic opportunities for marginalized communities in the Washington, DC metro region by creating a healthy, equitable food system. Dreaming Out Loud’s asset-based approach engages, empowers, and leverages community institutions in developing solutions. The organization rebuilds urban, community-based food systems through social enterprise, increases access to healthy food and improves community health. Its cooperative social enterprise model creates economic opportunity for marginalized community members, generates revenue for program sustainability, and improves the local environment through healthy, sustainable programs and partnerships.
Previous Critical Issue Fund Grant:
2018 - $110,000 (over two years)