Ways to Give

Legacy & Planned Giving

By including Sierra Harvest in your will or trust, you can help create a bright food future without giving up crucial assets you may need now. Learn more about planned giving.

Make a Pledge

Gifts of $1000+ a year for 5 years support critical, long-term changes that impact thousands of children and families.  Learn more about joining the Harvesting our Future Society.

Mountain Bounty farm 2018

Tax Favorable Gifts

You could save tax dollars by making an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), donating stocks or mutual funds, donating a car, or giving through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Find out more about these options.

Our Executive Director, Aimee Retzler, is happy to discuss these and other giving opportunities with you.  Contact Aimee via email or phone at 530.265.2343

Legal Name: Sierra Harvest
Address: 313 Railroad Ave, Suite 201 | Nevada City, CA 95959
EIN/tax ID number: 90-1026798

Sierra Harvest earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency rating with GuideStar, the national leader in online non-profit data.  Review our profile here.

How does your support impact Nevada County? Watch our film “Enough for Everyone”, featured in the 2019 SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival to learn more.

Special Thanks to our 2020-2021 Contributors!

We thank the hundreds of donors in our Sierra Harvest family who have said YES to more fresh, local food and thriving farms through their gifts during July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. 

Harvesting our Future 5-Year Pledge Makers
Holding a bold vision and a strong commitment, these donors have pledged at least $1,000 per year for five years to support long-term efforts to secure a healthier and more equitable community. We celebrate their dedication!

Michael Askins, Terry and Karen Brown, CA College of Ayurveda, Richard Codding, Paul and Anita DuPratt, The Edwin E. Perkins Foundation, Elevation 2477′, Barbara Fitterer and Kelly McCown, David Frasz and Lesley Fernow, Michael and Alicia Funk, Jeff Gold, Sands Hall, Alexa Hauser, Susan and Tom Hopkins, Nina Janowsky-Snegg and Mike Snegg, David Jones, Paul and Eileen Jorgensen, Carrie Krehlik, David Kyle and Patt Lind-Kyle, Winni Loesch and Iola Gold, Valerie Logsdon, The Magic Carpet, Loren Swift Merritt and Scott Merritt, Ken and Stephanie Meyers, Bill and Christine Newsom, Carol Nimick, Q.I. Medical Inc., Diane Robertson, Mindy Sealander, Caroline Shindell and Chris Lindquist, Richard and Theresa Thomas, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co., Butch and Virginia Thresh, Muffy Weaver and Glenn Hovemann, Lenda Welz, Anonymous (3)

Annual Donors

Brianna Abundiz and Antonio Jimenez, Jeff Adams and Kathy Boyer, Karen Ahrns, Amber Aldrich, Amazon.com Services LLC, AmazonSmile Foundation, Dalia Anderman, Nancy Anderson, Terri Anderson, Karla Arens and Serge Arhens, Robert Auerbach, B & C Ace Home & Garden Ctr., Briana and Eli Bacon, Katy and John Baggett, Baird Foundation, Inc, Dave and Laura Barhydt, Rick Baron, Aleta and Ken Barrett, Sandra Barrington, Daniel Batchelor, Julie Becker, Janice Bedayn, Michael and Micki Besancon, Heather and Jeff Biggs, Malaika and Gordon Bishop, Mike Bissell, Nancy Bleile and Samuel Gitchel, Mike and Margaret Bloebaum, Gail and Jim Bond, Libby Bonomolo, Tom Bottomley, Lucy and Bruce Bottrell, Sandra Boyd and Robert Giuliani, Marilyn Brandfass, BriarPatch Food Co-op, Jeffrey Brown, Sara and Jeffrey Brownwood, Ray and Pamela Bryars, Janet Bullock, John and Valarie Bush, California Solar Electric Co., Tania Carlone and Jason Rainey, Margie and John Carr, Dan and Joanne Castles, Kwong Chew, Chicago Park Garden Club, Curt Chittock, Jeffrey Clark, Peter Cohen and Carolien Van Straten, Marty and Jeff Coleman-Hunt, Jonathan Collier, Amy and Chamba Cooke, Margo Cooper, Cranmer Engineering Inc., Cindy Crockett, Steve Danner and Karen Wcislo, Sharon Davisson, Rita De Quercus and Linda Jane, Decus Biomedical LLC, Trisha and Jeff Dellis, Roberta DesBouillons, Frances and Jon di Cristina, Jim and Katherine Doolittle, Clare and Mark Dubois, Debbie and Kevin Dugan, Lindsay Dunckel and Randall McKean, Janice Dunn, Barbara Dymond, Debbie Edwards, Jennifer Ekstrom, Shari and Pietro Elia, Paula Elliott, Liz Ely and Dave Ferrier, Elizabeth Enoch, Merle Ethridge, Mark and Kathleen Fenton, Carolyn Feuille and Bob Murley, Sue Finlay, Frederick Finney, Jill Fitzpatrick, Doug Fleming and Marley Mueller, Jason and Tamara Fouyer, David Franco, Alicia Frost, Donna and Brian Fry, Robin Galvan-Davies, Diana Gamzon, Kristin and Kevin Glauner, Jeannine Glista, Gold Country Kiwanis Club, Angela Gonzalez, Glenn and Karina Gookin, Sarah and Dave Gordon, Leo and Gayle Granucci, Hollie Grimaldi Flores and Ernie Flores, Kathy Grimes, Bill and Jill Hageman, Brett Hall and Louis Jones, Carl and Ellen Hall, Reed and Judy Hamilton, Sarah Harper, Molly Harrison, Jan Hayward, Dylan Hendricks and Steve McFarlane, Lorie and Kevin Hennessey, Nancy Herrick and Roger Morrison, Julie and Stephen Herrlinger, Higgins Diggins Lions Club, Hills Flat Lumber Co., Michael and Judith Hill-Weld, House of Print and Copy, MaryJane and Charlie Huenergardt, Heather and Luke Hunt, Roger Ingram, Intero Foundation, Diane and Dale Jacobson, Stephen and Nancy Jeffery, Bill and Candice Jensen, Jewish Community Foundation of Southern AZ, Rebecca and James Jones, Samantha and Bjorn Jones, SR Jones, Eric and Frances Jorgensen, Laura Jorgensen and Fred Curchack, Pam Jung, Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Jeff Kane and Ronnie Paul, Jonathan Keehn and Avila Lowrance, Nicole and Rich Keene, Scott and Carol Kellermann, Cristine Kelly and Gregory Gilbert, Shan Kendall and Dave Shanken, Kathleen Kershaw, Elizabeth Kesler, Don and Sandra Kewman, Brandy Kolmer, Ginger Konvalin and Dan Bibelheimer, Erika Kosina, Joe and Gladys Krehlik, Janet and John Lamb, Sharon Lane, Linda Lansky and Keith Schoendoerfer, Barbara and Bill Larsen, Judy Lay, Jonathan Lee, The Lee and Dunn Group at Baird, Marvina Lepianka and Chuck Jaffee, Carol Levow, Greg and Sherry Lewis, Life Force Academy, Charles Litton, Jr. and Janeille Litton, Tyana Maddock, Brian and Pedma Malin, Richie and Annie Marks, Elaine Martin, Shanin Martin, Shana Maziarz, Anni Mc Cann, Kathryn McCamant, Helen and Brent McDermott, Karin Meadows, Pamela and Larry Meek, Michael Melas and Emily Malsam, Laurie and Michael Michel, Robin and Tom Milam, Deena Miller and Robbie Martin, Adele and Sam Mills, David Mineau and Diana Gibson, Jeffrey Mitchell, Steffi Mooers, Bob and Lily Marie Mora, Pam and Chuck Morey, Carolyn Murphy and Caleb Dardick, Dylan Murty, Jennifer Nelson and Brian Breiling, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Nevada County Relief Fund, Nevada Irrigation District (NID), Dan Nicholson, Laurie Oberholtzer and Steve Carlton, Bob O’Brien, Martha O’Hehir, Kennan and Lisa Pardini, Connie Parsons and Greg Archbald, Patagonia Foundation, Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden, Holly and Jeff Pettitt, Anna Maria and Jonathan Pierce, Keith and Shirley Porter, Lucinda and Ed Porter, Posh Squash, Karen and Dennis Poskus, Carolyn Price, Anthony Rabinowitz and Kate Allen-Rabinowitz, Sarah Raker in honor of Liz Carlton, Rare Earth, Shirley and Gary Reedy, Reflections Skin Oasis, Mimi Rena, Aimee and Dave Retzler, Susie Richards, Barbara and Don Rivenes, Emily and Dave Rivenes, John Robbins and Veronica Monet, Robertson Family Foundation, James Robinson, Sandra Rockman and Tony Giacalone, Tiana and Sean Rockwell, Linda Rose, Janice Rosner, Gabriel Ross and Claire Leve, Edward Rotberg and Marjorie Determan, Clare and Patrick Ryan, Christina and Jesse Sabin, Freda Scott and Jason Danielson, Serendipity Wines California, Julie Sexeny, Laura Sherrill and Marc, Leslie and Jon Shilling, Erin and Isaac Silverman, Julia and Jerry Silverman, Simply Country, Inc., Jennifer and Cristian Singer, Mary Sivila, Lyssa Skeahan, Lynn Skrukrud, Bonnie and Bill Smart, Stuart Smith and Lindy Horwitz, Cai Sorlien, Lucas Sorlien, Greg Spin and Kay Drengler, Dave and Anya Stanger, Jack and Marie Stillens, Lauren Stowe, Karen and Darrell Suenram, Sunset Ridge Fine Fruits, Lisa Swarthout and Chris Therrien, Sweet Roots Farm, Sweetland Garden Supply, Lucetta Swift, Telestream, The Bear Gulch Foundation, Barbara and Ed Thomas, Jerry Thomas, Patti and Gary Tintle, Andrew Todd, Mark Toelkes and Joanne Chatlien, Eric Tomes, Anita and Edward Tortorici, Anna and Bill Trabucco, Tri Counties Bank, Turley Family Foundation, Gary Twing, UC Master Gardeners of Nevada County, United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) Foodservice, Abraham and Dana Valensky, Ginger Van Wagner, Vital Garden Supply, John Volz in honor of Amigo Bob Cantisano, Volz Brothers Automotive, Lynette Vrooman, Julie Wagner Schultz, Ariana Ward, Helene and Ofer Webman, Welz Family Children’s Foundation, Rob and Jan Wenzel, Norm and Jan Westmore, Susan Wiesner, Don Williams, John and Susie Wilson, Susan and Tim Wilson, Debra and Dallas Wivholm, Amy and Robert Wolfson, Dan Worden and Betsy Abrams, Robert Zeuner, and Anonymous (6).

Enormous thanks to our team of volunteers who support this work year round by rolling up their sleeves and donating their precious time!  They build gardens, manage special projects in the office, capture beautiful photos of our work, connect us to new community members, rescue food waste, and so much more!  While there are too many to list here, Sierra Harvest volunteers’ collective contribution saves our organization thousands of dollars each year, and helps us bring more care, creativity and resources to those we serve in our community!

We are grateful to the folks below who stepped up to share their personal story with Sierra Harvest to a broader audience.   These stories make this work come alive and inspire others to get involved! You can watch some of them here.

Naomi Cabral, Karen Carchidi, Rob Chase, Jeff Coates, John Franz, Torie Gibson, Kelly Nichols, Adam Pearcy, Jim Stone, and Ken Wallace