A huge thank you to all of who joined us to celebrate 10 years of building healthy neighborhoods with local food, entertainment, and community. The night raised funds for Mandela MarketPlace, including our newest program, Ladder Up Financing--a revolving loan fund to help jumpstart community entrepreneurs.

Community Catalyst


Community Harvester



Community Entrepreneur

Community Partner


Individual Donors

*Dr. Daphne Miller


Najaf Ahmad*


*Rebecca Flournoy


Marie Beichert*


*Nkia & Damon Richardson



In-Kind Supporters

Mandela MarketPlace works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through cooperative food enterprises in low income communities.



Poised for an even more challenging next decade of individual and organizational opportunities and triumphs, Raise the Ladder will unveil an exciting future in food enterprise financing, and acknowledge key partners like you who have helped make it all possible.



With some big wins for West Oakland, this event will celebrate entrepreneurship, new jobs, over $3 million in health equity investments and over half a million pounds of fresh produce bought and sold among the downright priceless members of our community-owned Mandela MarketPlace Local Food System.