Get to know us by getting to know some of the organization we support.

  • FOOD
  • PLANET
  • HEALTH
  • OUTDOOR
  • COMMUNITY

Pennsylvania

Gearing Up
LOCATION:
Philadelphia, PA

YEAR SUPPORTED:

HEALTH, OUTDOOR, COMMUNITY
www.gearing-up.org
GRANTEE PROFILE:
Gearing Up’s community cycling programs provide opportunities for women in transition to ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation and personal growth. Women enrolling in Gearing Up represent a population of underserved women with histories of contact with the criminal justice system and substance dependence. The group enrolls 120 women a year in its inner-city Philadelphia Earn-A-Bike program, helping them build self-confidence and manage stress in order to minimize their chances of relapse and recidivism.
Rodale Institute
LOCATION:
Kutztown, PA

YEAR SUPPORTED:

FOOD, PLANET, HEALTH
rodaleinstitute.org
GRANTEE PROFILE:
Rodale Institute has pioneered groundbreaking research in organic agriculture for over 60 years. It advocates for policies that support farmers, and educates people about the benefits of organic practices. The Institute’s Farming Systems Trial® is the longest-running side-by-side U.S. study comparing conventional chemical agriculture with organic methods (demonstrating that organic yields equal conventional, and outperform them in years of drought). New areas of study include rates of carbon sequestration, and new techniques for weed suppression.