Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture

Cultivating sustainable farmers through training and cultural exchange.

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Berkeley, CA – EIN 931149802  mesaprogram.org

Experiential Exchange
Our flagship program, MESA’s International Exchange offers a rare opportunity for beginning and established farmers from different cultures to spur innovation, champion agricultural heritage, and transform our global food system. Awarded U.S. Department of State training and cultural exchange program designation in 1996, MESA sponsors training visas for eligible beginning international farm Stewards. MESA and our global partners carefully screen Steward candidates, matching them with U.S. host mentor farms and agricultural organizations for up to 12 months of on-site training and cultural immersion.

MESA’s global partners and alumni also offer reciprocal training opportunities for U.S. and international visitors and trainees. Training opportunities in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Haiti, Ecuador and Peru are currently available. Please email or call MESA if you would like us to connect you with a partner for more information!

MESA’s newest Agroecology Food and Farming Pathways (AFFP) program is open for U.S. residents, and proudly features the collaboration of three esteemed California partner organizations. This USDA-supported program is specifically designed for socially disadvantaged beginning farmers and ranchers who live in the U.S. The AFFP just getting underway and is set to launch in September 2020. To read more about the AFFP and submit an inquiry form, click here.

In 2016, MESA partnered with the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) to host their first online organic seed production course and launch the Seed Internship program. OSA is now preparing to host the updated course on its own platform in 2021. Check OSA?s website here for seed internship and course updates!

Online Learning
Collaborating with mission-aligned partners and generous funders over the years, MESA’s award-winning Farm-Centered Learning Network is an online learning platform for social change. MESA periodically offers instructor-led courses, such as our popular Certificate in Applied Agroecology course, to complement hands-on farm training and advance small farm resilience. For farmers, students, educators, thinkers and doers, our facilitated courses are designed to provide technical and theoretical knowledge, embedded within a supportive community of fellow learners, to confront an increasingly globalized food system and pivot toward a more just, agroecological food system.

*2020 update: MESA is currently reviewing new platforms to further develop and host our course offerings. If you are interested in taking a course, please joining our mailing list to receive notifications about the next open course date! If you would like to take the Organic Seed Production course, please contact our allies at the Organic Seed Alliance for information on their next 2021 course.

Sustainable Projects Recognizing Innovative Growers (SPRIG)
Each year MESA allocates mini-grants for active program participants and program alumni to develop on-farm projects that increase agroecological practices andor builds resilience for smallholder farmers and their communities. U.S. Host mentor farms and graduates of MESA’?s recent Bay Area program (BAFT) may apply for competitive matching funds (typically ranging from $500-$1500) to develop and support their SPRIG project. International Steward alumni are also eligible to apply for project funds in their home communities. Read more about on-farm projects here.

Conferences
MESA staff, Stewards, and global guests have also presented keynotes, panels, and workshops at world-renowned conferences including Ecofarm, Women’s Food and Agriculture Network, Sustainable Agriculture Education Association, Soil Not Oil, Northeast Organic Farmers Association, Full Circle Fund, and the National Heirloom Exposition.

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MULTINATIONAL EXCHANGE FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INC

BERKELEY, CA 94704-1604 | Tax-exempt since Nov. 1994
  • EIN: 93-1149802
  • Classification (NTEE)
    Educational Services and Schools - Other (Educational Institutions and Related Activities)
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2019

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2019

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Total Revenue

$441,362

Total Functional Expenses $424,184
Net income $17,178
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $320,828 72.7%
Program services $92,319 20.9%
Investment income $118 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $28,097 6.4%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $90,958 21.4%
Professional fundraising fees $16,265 3.8%
Other salaries and wages $93,460 22.0%
Other
Total Assets $32,665
Total Liabilities $47,643
Net Assets -$14,978
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Lauren E Augusta (Director) $70,300
Leah Atwood (Director) $50,977
Lauren Anderson (Secretary) $0
Mary C Collins (Treasurer) $0
Bill Nunes (Chairman) $0
Scott R Murray (Director) $0
Susan Coss (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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Total Revenue

$408,560

Total Functional Expenses $423,806
Net income -$15,246
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $244,953 60.0%
Program services $152,981 37.4%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $147 0.0%
Other revenue $10,479 2.6%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $100,213 23.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $63,334 14.9%
Other
Total Assets $22,746
Total Liabilities $54,902
Net Assets -$32,156
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Lauren E Augusta (Director) $68,806
Leah Atwood (Director) $43,560
Lauren Anderson (Secretary) $0
Mary C Collins (Treasurer) $0
Bill Nunes (Chairman) $0
Scott R Murray (Director) $0
Susan Coss (Director) $0
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Dec. 2017

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2017

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Total Revenue

$353,634

Total Functional Expenses $333,413
Net income $20,221
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $233,925 66.1%
Program services $119,709 33.9%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $105,601 31.7%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $66,714 20.0%
Other
Total Assets $35,474
Total Liabilities $64,574
Net Assets -$29,100
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Lauren E Augusta (Director) $67,215
Leah A Atwood (Director) $44,961
Lauren Anderson (Secretary) $0
Mary C Collins (Treasurer) $0
Bill Nunes (Chairman) $0
Marie Farneth (Director) $0
Scott R Murray (Director) $0
Susan Coss (Director) $0
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Dec. 2016

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2016

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Total Revenue

$313,802

Total Functional Expenses $364,802
Net income -$51,000
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $196,497 62.6%
Program services $117,305 37.4%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $123,690 33.9%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $105,554 28.9%
Other
Total Assets $5,672
Total Liabilities $54,993
Net Assets -$49,321
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Lauren E Augusta (Director) $68,650
Leah A Atwood (Director) $43,531
Bryon Kennedy (Chairman) $0
Stef Martin (Treasurer) $0
Lauren Anderson (Secretary) $0
Mary C Collins (Director) $0
Bill Nunes (Director) $0
Marie Farneth (Director) $0
Scott R Murray (Director) $0
Susan Coss (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2015

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2015

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Total Revenue

$307,670

Total Functional Expenses $249,950
Net income $57,720
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $159,537 51.9%
Program services $148,133 48.1%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $79,020 31.6%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $19,005 7.6%
Other
Total Assets $56,166
Total Liabilities $55,037
Net Assets $1,129
Key Employees and Officers Compensation
Lauren E Augusta (Director) $56,342
Leah A Atwood (Director) $27,547
Bryon Kennedy (Chairman) $0
Stef Martin (Treasurer) $0
Lauren Anderson (Secretary) $0
Mary C Collins (Director) $0
Kevin Cody (Director) $0
Sean Gillon (Director) $0
Bill Nunes (Director) $0
Rosi Quinones (Director) $0
Marie Farneth (Director) $0
Karen Campbell (Director) $0
Scott R Murray (Director) $0
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2014

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2014

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Total Revenue

$323,231

Total Functional Expenses $309,780
Net income $13,451
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $83,133 25.7%
Program services $239,746 74.2%
Investment income $352 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $0
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $91,376 29.5%
Professional fundraising fees $3,108 1.0%
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $10,545
Total Liabilities $68,138
Net Assets -$57,593
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2013

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2013

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Total Revenue

$317,993

Total Functional Expenses $340,572
Net income -$22,579
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $27,658 8.7%
Program services $289,663 91.1%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $672 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $94,285 27.7%
Professional fundraising fees $449 0.1%
Other salaries and wages $0
Other
Total Assets $7,085
Total Liabilities $61,417
Net Assets -$54,332
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2012

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2012

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Total Revenue

$318,181

Total Functional Expenses $386,230
Net income -$68,049
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $65,186 20.5%
Program services $252,224 79.3%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $771 0.2%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $75,600 19.6%
Professional fundraising fees $880 0.2%
Other salaries and wages $58,608 15.2%
Other
Total Assets $21,793
Total Liabilities $53,545
Net Assets -$31,752
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2011

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2011

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Total Revenue

$437,113

Total Functional Expenses $458,223
Net income -$21,110
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $46,469 10.6%
Program services $390,233 89.3%
Investment income $0
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $411 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $75,600 16.5%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $63,881 13.9%
Other
Total Assets $62,134
Total Liabilities $25,837
Net Assets $36,297
Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2010

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2010

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Dec. 2009

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2009

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Dec. 2008

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2008

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Dec. 2007

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2007

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2006

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2006

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Dec. 2005

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2005

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Dec. 2003

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2003

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2002

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2002

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Last Updated: 2021-09-18 11:02
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