ABOUT US

MISSION

Mandela Partners, formerly Mandela MarketPlace, is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through local food enterprises in low-income communities.

APPROACH

 

Through community engagement, education, business cultivation, and financing, Mandela Partners supports and resources the development and growth of locally owned economies and sustainable food systems.

 

Our approach is based on a systems model that addresses issues of economic disinvestment, food insecurity, and health inequity, building on local assets to cultivate thriving communities. 

CULTIVATOR

 

As a 'cultivator', Mandela Partners provides expertise in:

  • Community Engagement

  • Planning Support

  • Alternative Business Modeling

  • Resource Development

  • Existing Infrastructure Improvement

  • Direct Investment in Human Capital

  • Business Development

  • Technical Assistance

  • Education & Outreach

  • Support Network Building

ABOUT US