Financial Sustainability of Nonprofit Organizations Covering All Goals of the Food Justice Mission: The Case of New Roots, Inc

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2018: $271,831.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Kentucky
Region: Southern
State: Kentucky
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Keiko Tanaka
University of Kentucky
Using semi-structured interviews, financial records, and secondary information, this study evaluates the financial sustainability of New Roots Inc., a nonprofit organization aiming to address the food justice mission, as defined in this study. The results presented in this study show achievements and challenges of New Roots Inc. in managing activities that fulfill its mission. With an exception in 2018, the organization addressed food justice mission goals and remained financially healthy from 2014 to 2019. Revenue volatility and human capital requirement are identified as challenges that could put at risk the long-term financial viability of New Roots Inc.
Velandia Margarita, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Trejo Carlos, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Moskowitz Karyn, New Roots, Inc.
Tanaka Keiko, University of Kentucky
Hyden Heather, Humana Foundation
Alessandra Del Brocc, University of Kentucky
Target audience:
This product is associated with the project "Extending Roots of Fresh Stop Markets Across the Southeast Region"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.