Fiscal Sponsorship

Urban Tilth envisions West Contra Costa County as a healthy and vibrant community with ample access to locally grown, organic food, plenty of jobs and programs for youth. We know that we cannot achieve this goal alone. In order to realize this vision, Urban Tilth partners with organizations across West Contra Costa County build strong collaborations that can provide a strong support network to each organization. We also offer fiscal sponsorship to nascent organizations with similar or complimentary goals.

Current Fiscally Sponsored Projects

Cooperation Richmond

Cooperation Richmond builds community controlled wealth through worker-owned and community-owned cooperative businesses and enterprises by and for low-income communities and communities of color in Richmond whose wealth has been extracted.

We encourage, incubate and facilitate the launch and successful operation of diverse cooperative enterprises in Richmond operated by local residents, especially those of us coming from legacies of systemic marginalization and barred opportunity.

Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library
Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library is a free urban seed project committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by offering seeds and education. The Seed Library celebrates biodiversity through the time-honored tradition of seed saving, nurtures locally-adapted plant varieties, and fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. We celebrate our human diversity through outreach and inclusion.

For more information visit the Richmond Grows website or email

Rich City Rides

Founded in August of 2012, Rich City Rides (RCR), helps make Richmond a healthier city where our youth and families thrive.

Rich City Rides understands that sedentary lifestyles lead to debilitating, devastating and preventable chronic illnesses that plague our community with obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. We have worked tirelessly to combat these preventable slow-death sentences by daring to redefine physical activity as cool, and by reconnecting disconnected neighborhoods instead of encouraging divisions.

The cure for an anti-social sedentary lifestyle is to get out and ride! Have pride in yourself and the strengths of your community. Meet people, see new places, and learn how things work so you too can create the changes you need to thrive in this world.

Richmond Tool Lending Library

The Richmond Tool Library is a free service that lends tools to Richmond residents with the goal of providing opportunities to be self-sufficient, to take agency over their neighborhoods, and to work towards a more sustainable Richmond, California.

Treasure Box Project, Daud Abdullah Mosaics