About Us

Greenleaf Communities was established in 2011 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to conduct primary research and apply the findings in ways that reduce environmentally-mediated causes of disease, such as cancer. Environmental impacts on water and food security, coupled with events related to climate change, are likely to influence population movements and exacerbate disease, adversely affecting human health.

We design and support sound scientific research led by some of the country’s leading experts on the environment and human health in order to provide practical tools and solutions concerning the health and well-being of society. Greenleaf Communities recruits and leads multidisciplinary teams of scientists from academia, government, and industry. The teams include technologists and community leaders working to improve practices and eliminate toxic exposure from food, water, air, and urban environments.

Much of the world’s soil is degraded, which impacts water and food quality and quantity. One of Greenleaf Communities’ programmatic priorities is healthy soils.

Our Mission

Greenleaf Communities’ mission is to advance applied research for a healthy and sustainable world.