2020 & beyond

We're proud of the work that Mandela Partners has been able to advance in 2020, and hope you will join us as we enter 2021. 

Learn more about what 2020 looked like and consider supporting our work. 

Distributed over

1 million pounds of  produce from small and beginning farmers 

Generated more than $7.2 million in local economic returns 

Created over $500,000 in additional revenue for local farmers

Dispersed $417,000 in loan funds to food retailers, local growers, and distributors with a 100% repayment rate

our 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.

Our community model shows how we are supporting equitable development and systems change.

The nexus between food,


and local businesses


In Mandela Partners' video, our partner farmers, neighborhood retailers, and community leaders talk about how we're supporting an environment of health through neighborhood-led initiatives.

Our testimonials

"This process allowed for us to put ‘pen to paper’ and actually go from just hustling, to having the confidence to say ‘I own a business.’”


—  LaShawn Raybon, owner of I AM Cafe and participant in The Mandela Entrepreneurs Program

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(510) 433-0993

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1344 7th Street

Oakland, CA 94607

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Mandela Partners is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.


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@ 2020 by Mandela Partners