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Marion Institute

Marion Institute

For the past 30 years, the Marion Institute has turned ideas into action! We engage individuals and communities in root cause solutions that elevate health, food, and environmental equity for all.

Advancing a Culture of Health through Food Equity


  • Our newest initiative, Frogfoot Farm – Neighbors Feeding Neighbors is a farm-to-food relief program that will grow and harvest fresh produce for area food relief programs.
  • Anchored in outdoor garden classrooms that serve as microcosms of regional farms, our elementary school Grow Education farm-to-school programming delivers enrichment science lessons on plant lifecycles, our regional climate, and the health benefits of eating fresh produce.
  • With 500+ members and counting, the Southcoast Food Policy Council (SFPC) is the backbone of our regional food system coalition whose charter is to strengthen our regional food networks, eliminate food & nutrition insecurity, inform our communities about the food system, and advocate for positive food system policies.
  • Our BioMed program promotes a holistic approach to health based on the foundation of food as medicine. Nutrition, detoxification, and immune building are pillars of this root-caused approach to wellbeing.
  • Our Connector Series events bring thought leaders from around the world to the south coast of Massachusetts, to help share ideas and expand the impact of their work, locally and beyond. In small and large venues, we introduce people with cutting edge ideas to audiences with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for positive change. These events have focused on health, social justice, food, sustainability, the environment, responsible business, and individual potential.
  • For thirty years the Marion Institute has been the financial home of dozens of successful social change organizations. By providing fiscal sponsorship and administrative backing, our Greenhouse Initiatives enable an impressive array of visionary leaders to fully engage in the frontline implementation of their work, at every stage of growth and development.

The Marion Institute is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

202 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738

(508) 748-0816