"The movement has begun: Piggy Bank, is a modern-day Noah’s Ark with one goal: to change the future of our food."

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THE PROBLEM

There's no clear path or easily accessible information for small family farmers. No access to business plans, starting points are fragmented and genetics are costly.

SOLUTION

Build a living genetic sanctuary for heritage breed pigs, create a business plan database for family farmers and sustain a platform for open-source agriculture.

GET INVOLVED

 Help us make a difference and make food safer for our youth. Contributions will be used to sustain the farm, gift pigs to family farms and culinary schools.

Our community believes in having a “choice” as much as a voice.

CLEARING A PATH FOR FAMILY FARMS

The World’s First Genetic Sanctuary - Piggy Bank is a Charitable Foundation WITH AIMS TO Create Open-Source Agriculture for Family Farming

 

Launched in 2015, Piggy Bank’s mission is to create a heritage breed pig sanctuary that provides free genetics and business plans to emerging family farms. The sanctuary will change the future of food by uniting a community working together for safer, responsible farming practices and sharing of genetics, livestock and information. The Piggy Bank farm, located in Missouri, will raise pigs to be gifted only to communities dedicated to elevating the cause and expanding the model of social and agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank is a project of The Giving Back Fund, Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3).  Bottom line, we need to fill our culinary landscape with safer food choices, the choices our youth will benefit from in the future. 

Piggy Bank is a physical farm made up of 90 pigs, split evenly amongst 10 different heritage breeds. Each heritage breed community consists of nine pigs sourced from bloodlines chosen for efficient breeding purposes and genetic management. This agricultural marvel of endangered breeds will produce approximately 600 offspring each year that will be gifted and never sold. Gifting includes supporting new family farms with herd development, saving existing farms from failure when struck by disaster or sending pigs to culinary schools for research and awareness. Breeds on the farm will include conservancy listed species such as the Mulefoot (critical), Large Black (threatened) and Hereford (watch) and many others.

 

KNOWLEDGE SHOULD BE FREE

 

STRATEGY...THE PIGGY BANK WAY

In December 2014, we launched our first-ever strategy-development project and created a five-year strategic foundation for the Piggy Bank movement. From the outset, we believed that an open process would result in a smarter, more effective strategy. 

As the project unfolds, farmers from around the world will help enable the movement. We will crowdsource different initiatives inside the Piggy Bank business model aiming to meet a wide variety of challenges and opportunities. We will conduct interviews with experts and advisors. We will carry out a survey of farmers and stage hundreds of face-to-face discussions in cities around the world. Piggy Bank will evolve and inspire. The project will be published online and positioned as an Open-Source Agriculture project.

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THE STRATEGIC FOUNDATION This document download includes an overview of the process and documents that has been used to formulate the movement.

THE STRATEGIC FOUNDATION

This document download includes an overview of the process and documents that has been used to formulate the movement.

THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This document download introduces the strategy behind our Massive Transformative Purpose of improving the state of the heritage pig industry. The summary includes the problem, solution, business model, projections, bottom line, team and advisors.

THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This document download introduces the strategy behind our Massive Transformative Purpose of improving the state of the heritage pig industry. The summary includes the problem, solution, business model, projections, bottom line, team and advisors.

THE NORTH STAR OBJECTIVE This document download outlines the objective of the Piggy Bank North Star Brief. In short, we use the North Star to obtain as much transparency, truth and trust into the management of this growth project. It will be invaluable for keeping the community aligned.

THE NORTH STAR OBJECTIVE

This document download outlines the objective of the Piggy Bank North Star Brief. In short, we use the North Star to obtain as much transparency, truth and trust into the management of this growth project. It will be invaluable for keeping the community aligned.

THE PITCH DECK This document download includes our most powerful tool. We have distilled everything down into a 20-minute presentation. Please call us if you want a personal walk-through of how our missions can work together to usher in the Piggy Bank Movement. 

THE PITCH DECK

This document download includes our most powerful tool. We have distilled everything down into a 20-minute presentation. Please call us if you want a personal walk-through of how our missions can work together to usher in the Piggy Bank Movement. 

 

A STRATEGIC FOUNDATION AND GUIDE FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS

 
 

The North Star Brief is used throughout the project. This document tells the project team where it is going and why, what pitfalls to avoid and what resources are required. A set of very important questions were proposed, vetted and answered at the beginning of the journey. The North Star names important milestones, what we believe and lays out key metrics that will define our success. We have built a natural and efficient path for our community to follow.

WE BELIEVE

Piggy Bank is a membership organization that will create an unparalleled value proposition for our community of donors. Piggy Bank avoids at all cost, the over-dependency on any single revenue source.

Piggy Bank is a movement enabling farming diversity in a global community. We will maintain a culturally diverse staff and board of advisors with the goal to create a genetic sanctuary promoting open access.

Piggy Bank is an unbiased model that will protect heritage breed pigs, family farming and build educational resources for the small farmers.

 
 

Together we can improve the state of the heritage breed pig industry and sustain honest family farming.

 
 

Together we can clear a path and create accessible information to enable emerging family farmers. Our team is committed to building a genetic sanctuary that enables responsive solutions for those interested in raising pigs, by creating an open access culture to business plans.

 

Our ecosystem will enable thousands of Americans to eat better

 

Piggy Bank will play a dynamic role in the communities of the family farming ecosystem. The community can clear a path for sustainable agriculture and enable the next level for emerging farms to grow. The community will drive growth, help revitalize businesses and educate thousands of consumer about the decision to eat better. The key to growth and strength of a vibrant community is driven by participation and this is where you can help. Piggy Bank is an open source model for the good food movement that is accepted globally and practiced hyper-locally. We change the world one pig at a time with your help.


the winning aspirations of Piggy Bank include

  • A community working together on responsible farming practices. 
  • An online portal that shares hundreds of business plans with family farms.
  • A farm with a scientist managing an open source animal health module.
  • A sanctuary gifting breeding stock to new farmers and farms in need.
  • A farm producing enough pigs to support 50 new farms a year. 
  • A farm sending hundreds of pigs to culinary schools each year.
  • A database of heritage breeds tested, scored and published on a shared platform.
  • A content library, including online videos, marketing briefs and other digital. 
  • A completely transparent organization with budget and strategic process.
  • Help others establish aspiring sanctuaries such as Chicken Bank or Goat Bank.
  • To build a community that mimics our footsteps and avoids our mistakes.
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