Portland-based nonprofit Food Alliance is ceasing operations. The organization certifies sustainable food and agriculture.
"The Food Alliance is dependent upon grants and funding from the private sector as well as the public sector, both of which have changed drastically in the last several years" said Chair Jeff Picarello. "Most of the funding sources available to support sustainable agriculture in the state have dried up."
The Portland-based nonprofit, which operates nationwide, lost roughly $58,000 in 2011, according to its latest tax documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. It had nearly $790,000 in 2011 revenue. The Food Alliance lost more than $8,000 in 2010 on $833,000 in revenue.
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