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 2021-2022 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, 2021 – June 30, 2022. 

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

The Edwin E. Perkins Foundation, Anonymous

Pollinator Circle

Loren Swift Merritt and Scott Merritt

Seed Circle

Michael Askins, Terry and Karen Brown, CA College of Ayurveda, Richard Codding, 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, Nina Janowsky-Snegg and Mike Snegg, David Jones, Paul and Eileen Jorgensen, Carrie Krehlik, David Kyle and Patt Lind-Kyle, Charles Litton, Jr. and Janeille Litton, Winni Loesch and Iola Gold, Valerie Logsdon, The Magic Carpet, Ken and Stephanie Meyers, 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, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co., Virginia Thresh (in honor of Holly Hermansen & Jon Byerrum), Muffy Weaver and Glenn Hovemann, Lenda Welz, Anonymous (2)

Annual Donors

A to Z Supply, Mark and Melisa Agness, Karen Ahrns, Amata Albero, Amazon.com Services LLC, AmazonSmile Foundation, Nancy Anderson, B & C Ace Home & Garden Ctr., Briana and Eli Bacon, Katy and John Baggett, Gail Bakker, Stephen Banister and Janelle Brenner, Dave and Laura Barhydt, Rick Baron, Aleta and Ken Barrett, Sandra Barrington, Dan and Ellen Bates, Janice Bedayn, Jamie Lynn Beer, Doug Bertran and Jennifer Granger, Michael and Micki Besancon, Heather and Jeff Biggs, Claudia and Peter Bilbao, Malaika and Gordon Bishop, Mike Bissell and Diane Clauss, Linda and Colin Blaydon, Nancy Bleile and Samuel Gitchel, Eileen Blodgett and Tom Anderson, Gail and Jim Bond, Libby Bonomolo, Sandra Boyd and Robert Giuliani, Catharine Bramkamp and Andrew Hutchins, Marilyn Brandfass, Elaina Breen, Becca Brewer, BriarPatch Food Co-Op, Jeffrey Brown and Nicolette Phillips-Brown, Sara and Jeffrey Brownwood, Ray and Pamela Bryars, Janet Bullock, John and Valarie Bush, California Department of Food and Agriculture Healthy Soils Program, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Office of Farm to Fork, California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant, Tania Carlone, Katie and William Carter, Michele Castro, Cedar Creek Farm, Tony Cervantes and Sara Raskie, Jackie Cheng, Kwong Chew, Jeffrey Clark, Rebecca Coffman and Steve Pisenti, Jonathan Collier, Margo and Laura Cooper, Erin Coppin, Simone Coulars, Maggie Crane, Cindy Crockett, Steve Danner and Karen Wcislo, Marilyn and John Darlington, Sharon Davisson, Rita De Quercus and Linda Jane (in memory of Rachel Plevin), Rick DeCost, Decus Biomedical LLC, Rudy and Nancy Degger, Joe Delaney (in honor of Kelly McCown & Barbara Fitterer), Nancy and John Deleray, Trisha and Jeff Dellis, Jill Denney, Barbie and Rick Deveer, Frances and Jon di Cristina, Elizabeth Dieter (in memory of Phil Turner), Jim and Katherine Doolittle, Clare and Mark Dubois, Debbie and Kevin Dugan, Janice Dunn, Virginia Ebey, Andrea Echegaray and Don Demonstene, Debbie Edwards, Jennifer Ekstrom, Paula Elliott, Galen Ellis, Liz Ely and Dave Ferrier, Robyn Ettl, Mark and Kathleen Fenton, Carolyn Feuille and Bob Murley, Frederick Finney (in honor of Lee Auerbach), Jordan Fisher-Smith, Jill Fitzpatrick, David Franco, Dana Frasz, Brittany Fromm, Alicia Frost, Donna and Brian Fry, Robin Galvan-Davies, Diana Gamzon, Connie Gaulter Muir and W. Howie Muir, Mike and Barbara Getz, Andrea Gibson, Kristin and Kevin Glauner, Jeannine Glista, Gold Country Kiwanis Club, Melissa Goldman and Ron Moore, Sarah and Dave Gordon, Hollie Grimaldi Flores and Ernie Flores, Brett Hall and Louis Jones, Carl and Ellen Hall, Julie and Ken Hardin, Sarah Harper, Molly Harrison, Jan Hayward, Lorie and Kevin Hennessey, Nancy Herrick and Roger Morrison, Hills Flat Lumber Co., Michael and Judith Hill-Weld, Hopeful Hill Ranch, House of Print and Copy, Julie and Wendy Houser, MaryJane and Charlie Huenergardt, Heather and Luke Hunt, Roger Ingram, Stephen Jackson and Elizabeth Collins, Rodger and Nancy Jensen (in memory of Phil Turner), Rebecca Jones, SR Jones, Eric and Frances Jorgensen, Laura Jorgensen and Fred Curchack, Pam Jung, Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Jeff Kane and Ronnie Paul, Cristine Kelly and Gregory Gilbert, Shan Kendall and Dave Shanken, Kathleen Kershaw, Jeff and Martha Kirishian, Lisa and Steven Kirshbaum, Katie and Jordan Kohler, Brandy Kolmer, Joe and Gladys Krehlik, Janet and John Lamb, Barbara and Bill Larsen, Law Office of Minor and Keene, Jonathan Lee, The Lee and Dunn Group at Baird, Marvina Lepianka and Chuck Jaffee, Donna Levitt and Jim Vaughan, Amber Jo Manuel and John Gilman, Elaine Martin, Shanin Martin, Shana Maziarz, Anni Mc Cann, Kathryn McCamant, Steve McFarlane and Dylan Hendricks, Karin Meadows, Pamela and Larry Meek, Michael Melas and Emily Malsam, Carol Menaker, Robin and Tom Milam, Carlyle and Chris Miller, Pamela Miller, David Mineau and Diana Gibson, Nita Mizushima and Steve Castleberry, Bob and Lily Marie Mora, Pam and Chuck Morey, Beverly Morgan-Fuller, Carolyn Murphy and Caleb Dardick, Natural Selection & Mother Truckers, Jennifer Nelson and Brian Breiling, Nevada County Social Services Department, Health and Human Services Agency, Nevada Co. Superint. of Schools, Greg Novotny, Laurie Oberholtzer and Steve Carlton, Connie Parsons and Greg Archbald, Patagonia Foundation, Andrew Pawlowski, Mary Peterson and John Hellwig, Holly and Jeff Pettitt, Amy and Kevin Pharis, Keith and Shirley Porter, Lucinda and Ed Porter, Karen and Dennis Poskus, Carolyn Price, Linda Rachmel and Roger Hicks, Rare Earth, Linda Rasmussen, Shirley and Gary Reedy, Reflections Skin Oasis, Mimi Rena, Aimee and Dave Retzler, Barbara and Don Rivenes, Sandra Rockman and Tony Giacalone, Tiana and Sean Rockwell, Jolane Romero Hickman and Scott Hickman, Linda Rose, Janice Rosner, Edward Rotberg and Marjorie Determan, Susan Schreiber and Jerome Verhasselt, Freda Scott and Jason Danielson, Rona Seabrook, Erin and Isaac Silverman, Paul Simoes and Robin Spaulding, Jennifer and Cristian Singer, Lew Sitzer, Bonnie and Bill Smart, Stuart Smith and Lindy Horwitz, Soil Sisters Farm, Danita Sorenson, Greg Spin and Kay Drengler, Dave and Anya Stanger, Jack and Marie Stillens, Kristin Stinnett-Brown, Lauren and Richard Stowe, Karen and Darrell Suenram, Linda Sutter and Robert  Wunderlich, Lisa Swarthout and Chris Therrien, Sweetland Garden Supply, Wayne and Kristi Teague, Telestream, The Bear Gulch Foundation, Barbara Thomas, Gerald Thomas, Tides Foundation, Patti and Gary Tintle, Mark Toelkes and Joanne Chatlien, Eric Tomb, Anita and Edward Tortorici, Transformation Trust, Treats, Gary Twing, U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Abraham and Dana Valensky, Ginger Van Wagner, Coralie Vanermeersch and Bastien Folens, Volz Brothers Automotive, Joy Waite and Mark Calhoun, Robin Wallace, Jo and Lang Waters, Welz Family Children’s Foundation, Rob and Jan Wenzel, Susan Wiesner, Don Williams, Susan and Tim Wilson, Debra and Dallas Wivholm, Dan Worden and Betsy Abrams, Robert Zeuner, Anonymous (9).

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