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.

Eli Bacon Sierra Harvest Development Director

Our Development Director, Eli Bacon, is happy to discuss these and other giving opportunities with you.  Contact Eli via email at eli@sierraharvest.org 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 2022-2023 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, 2022 – June 30, 2023. 

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!

Sustainer Circle


Pollinator Circle

Loren Swift Merritt and Scott Merritt
The Event Helper, Inc.
Muffy Weaver

Seed Circle

Michael Askins
Terry and Karen Brown
David and Alison Cohen
Lynne and Al Dover
Paul and Anita DuPratt
Elevation 2477′
Barbara Fitterer and Kelly McCown
David Frasz and Lesley Fernow
Michael and Alicia Funk
Jeff Gold
Sands Hall
Alexa Hauser
Lynne and Al Dover
Paul and Anita DuPratt
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
David Jones
Paul and Eileen Jorgensen
Carrie Krehlik
David Kyle and Patt Lind-Kyle
Charles Litton, Jr.
and Janeille Litton
Valerie Logsdon
The Magic Carpet

Ken and Stephanie Meyers
Nita Mizushima
and Steve Castleberry
Carol Nimick
Peaceful Valley Farm
& Garden Supply
Q.I. Medical Inc.
Robertson Family Foundation
Mindy Sealander
Caroline Shindell
and Chris Lindquist
Richard and Theresa Thomas
Virginia Thresh
Lenda Welz
Anonymous (2)

Annual Donors

Brianna Abundiz and Antonio
Janet Acklam
Ann Adams and Jim Hattrup
Jeff Adams and Kathy Boyer
Mark and Melisa Agness
Holly Ahrens
Ted Ahrens
Karen Ahrns
Alicia and Phil Alonso
Nancy Anderson
Karla Arens and Serge Arhens
Wendi August
Briana and Eli Bacon
Katy and John Baggett
Gail Bakker
Stephen Banister and Janelle Brenner
Laura Barhydt
Alan Barlow
Rick Baron
Aleta and Ken Barrett
Sandra Barrington
Dan and Ellen Bates
Mark Bauhaus (in honor of
Barbara Thomas)
Janice Bedayn
Michael and Micki Besancon
Malaika and Gordon Bishop
Nancy Bleile and Samuel Gitchel
Libby Bonomolo
Carol Bordeau
Sandra Boyd and Robert Giuliani
Christine Boykin
Marilyn Brandfass
Bob Branstrom
Elaina Breen
Mela Breen
Gaby Brink
Melissa Brokaw
Sara and Jeffrey Brownwood
Ray and Pamela Bryars
Janet Bullock
John and Valarie Bush
Val Camp
Tania Carlone
Liz Carlton
Kelly Carpenter
Tony Cervantes and Sara Raskie
Deb and Leo Chapman
Claire Chapple and Thomas Maioli
Kwong Chew
Amy Clear
Richard Codding
Rebecca Coffman and Steve
Jonathan Collier
Kristen Cook
Cindy Crockett
Steve Danner and Karen Wcislo
Sharon Davisson
Grace Debbeler
Lisa Maechling Debbeler
Nellie Debbeler
Rudy and Nancy Degger
Trisha and Jeff Dellis
Laurie and Philip Des Jardins
Barb and Rick Deveer
Janice Dickson
Elizabeth Dieter (including gift in
memory of Phil Turner)
Dee Anne Dinelli
Jim and Katherine Doolittle
Clare and Mark Dubois
Debbie and Kevin Dugan
Janice Dunn
Virginia Ebey
Andrea Echegaray and Don
Debbie Edwards
Katherine Elliott and George
Paula Elliott
Galen Ellis
Joy Elson
Mark and Kathleen Fenton
Carolyn Feuille and Bob Murley
Frederick Finney
Jill Fitzpatrick
Douglass Fleming and Marley Mueller
David Franco
Ann Frankel
Madison & Louie Freschi
Brittany Fromm
Donna and Brian Fry
Robin Galvan-Davies
Traci Gamble
Diana Gamzon
Amelie Gaudin
Trish and Richard Gerving

Mike and Barbara Getz
Bobbi Giudicelli
Kristin and Kevin Glauner
Jeannine Glista
Melissa Goldman and Ron Moore
Sarah and Dave Gordon
Leo and Gayle Granucci
Craig Griesbach
Hollie Grimaldi Flores and Ernie
Nancy Groff
Molly Hahn (in memory of Rita De
Kim Hale
Carl and Ellen Hall
Heidi Hall
Sarah Harper
Molly Harrison
Linda Hartman
Jan Hayward
Coleen Hedglin
Karen Heggarty
Lorie and Kevin Hennessey
Nancy Herrick and Roger
Kathleen Hillis
Michael and Judith Hill-Weld
Judi Hirtzel
Allyson Hitchcock
Jori Hook and Jonathan Walker
Julie and Wendy Houser
MaryJane and Charlie
Heather and Luke Hunt
Amy Irani and Sue Leaverton
Linda Jane
Leonard Jasiunas
Stephen and Nancy Jeffery
Bill and Candice Jensen
Denise Johnson
Shane Johnson and Meredith
Rebecca Jones
SR Jones
Eric and Frances Jorgensen
Pam Jung
Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz
Jeff Kane and Ronnie Paul
Keith Campbell Foundation
Cristine Kelly and Gregory Gilbert
Shan Kendall and Dave Shanken
Kathleen Kershaw
Don and Sandra Kewman
Jim and Linda Khatami
Jan Kirkpatrick
Adele Koenig
Brandy Kolmer
Ken and Chris Krugler
Barbara and Bill Larsen
Gabrielle Lawson
Donna Layburn
Jonathan Lee
Alison and Larry Lehman
Marvina Lepianka and Chuck
Donna Levitt and Jim Vaughan
Jill Locks
Marty and Kathleen Lombardi
Ariel Lovett-King and Ben Lovett
Lynn Maas
Lisa and Joe Macrina
Susan Mahaffy
Elaine Martin
Shanin Martin
Shana Maziarz
Rahima McCain
Kathryn McCamant
Karin Meadows
Pamela and Larry Meek
Carol Menaker
Robin and Tom Milam
Barbara Miller
Adele and Sam Mills
Genett Mills-Miller
David Mineau and Diana Gibson
Steve Monaghan
Steffi Mooers
Bob and Lily Marie Mora
Pam and Chuck Morey
Carolyn Murphy and Caleb
Kim Musillani
Jennifer Nelson and Brian Breiling
Bill and Christine Newsom
Stacey Nicolai
Samantha Noxon
Laurie Oberholtzer and Steve
Martha O’Hehir and Tim Geckle
Jeanne Palmer

John and Barbara Palmer
Andria Parker
Connie Parsons and Greg
Andrew Pawlowski
Janet Peake
Rachel Pena
Tracy Pepper
Holly and Jeff Pettitt
John Pettitt
Kristin Plante
Debbie Plass
Martin Polt
Keith and Shirley Porter
Lucinda Porter
Karen and Dennis Poskus
Carolyn Price
Natalie Rainey
Carole Raisbeck and Gordon Steindorf
Nicolas and Shannon Rashby
Linda Rasmussen
Susan Rasmussen
Shirley and Gary Reedy
Kurt and Lauren Reinkens
Mimi Rena
Aimee and Dave Retzler
Barbara and Don Rivenes
Emily and Dave Rivenes
Tiana and Sean Rockwell
Barbara Roemer and Glenn Miller
Jolane Romero and Scott Hickman
Linda Rose
Janice Rosner
Edward Rotberg and Marjorie Determan
Cecelia Royal
Clare and Patrick Ryan
Devin Sandoz
Raymond and Kim Sayre
Don and Barbara Scoble
Carol and Ed Scofield
Freda Scott and Jason Danielson
Jennifer Scott and Jeff Corbett
John and Ann Shulse
Erin and Isaac Silverman
Jennifer and Cristian Singer
Lynn Skrukrud
Bonnie and Bill Smart
Carol and Steven Smith
Stuart Smith and Lindy Horwitz
Rebecca Smith-Lehmann
Elizabeth Soderstrom and Steve Rothert
Cai Sorlien
Dave and Anya Stanger
Catherine and Orlo Steele
Jack and Marie Stillens
Kristin Stinnett-Brown
Lauren and Richard Stowe
Susan Straub and Craig McGovern
Morgan Street
Laurie Subbotin
Karen and Darrell Suenram
Chel Svendsgaard
Lisa Swarthout and Chris Therrien
Judie Tartaglia
Barbara Thomas
Debra Thomas
Gerald Thomas
Patti and Gary Tintle
Mark Toelkes and Joanne Chatlien
Eric Tomb
Dana Turner
Gary Twing
Amy Umpleby and Tom Phillips
Abraham and Dana Valensky
Ginger Van Wagner
Amber and Matthew Vanderpol
Coralie Vandermeersch and Bastien Folens
Tara Vierria
John Volz Sr.
Joy Waite and Mark Calhoun
Robin Wallace
Josh Weil
Jennifer Weir
Rob and Jan Wenzel
Norm and Jan Westmore
Pete and Sue Williams
Susan and Tim Wilson
Colleen Wirth
Debra and Dallas Wivholm
Deborah Yashar
Deana Zabaldo
Sarra Ziari
Lindsey Zimmer
Anonymous (7)

Agency, Business, and Foundation Partners

Absolute Communication
AmazonSmile Foundation
B & C Ace Home & Garden Ctr.
Baird Foundation, Inc
BriarPatch Food Co-op
California Department of Food
and Agriculture
California Organics
Cedar Creek Farm
Country Copy Print Shop
Decus Biomedical LLC
The Edwin E. Perkins Foundation
Gold Country Kiwanis Club
HAAS Estate, Business and
Property Law
Hip Camp
JSM Organics
Law Office of Minor and Keene

MEC Builds, Inc
Mike Bratton Ins./State Farm
Mountain Pastimes
The Turley Family Fund
National Exchange Hotel
National Philanthropic Trust
Nevada City Lions Club
Nevada County Social Services Department, Health and Human
Services Agency (CalFresh)
Nevada County Superintendent of
Nevada Irrigation District (NID)
Pachamama Coffee
Patagonia Foundation
Quietech Associates Inc
Rare Earth
Reflections Skin Oasis
Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP

Rotary Club of Grass Valley
Soroptimist Int’l of Grass Valley
Soroptimist Int’l of the Sierra
Sweet Roots Farm
The Bear Gulch Foundation
The Lee and Dunn Group at Baird
The McCance Foundation
The Outside Inn
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.
United Natural Foods Inc.
USDA’s National Institute of Food
and Agriculture*
Volz Brothers Automotive
Welz Family Children’s Foundation
Wild Eye Pub
Wine Hooligans

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

*The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.