Center for Urban Sustainability Projects (CUSP) (Washington, DC)


  • Name:Patrick Salami
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Urban Sustainability Projects (CUSP)
  • Address:888 16th Street, NW
    Suite 800
    Washington, DC 20006
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(202) 506-3069
  • Main fax:(202) 355-1399

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  • Mission:
  • At CUSP, our mission is to empower urban neighborhoods to produce sustainable food sources through use of urban and aquaponic farms.

  • Overview:
  • Based in Washington, DC, the Center for Urban Sustainability Projects is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The primary goal of CUSP is to use urban and aquaponic farms to provide urban youth with education and training, while also creating a reliable food source for surrounding urban communities. We believe that our programs are an immediate solution to address Washington, DC’s need for workforce development and the critical need for freshly raised fish and vegetables in some of the City’s poorest neighborhoods. The Center for Urban Sustainability Projects partners with universities, local organizations, and schools to educate communities and provide students with the tools and resources to create and maintain a healthy and sustainable food source. The Center for Urban Sustainability Projects works to empower communities by transforming underutilized urban landscapes into flourishing aquaponic farms. We believe our programs provide valuable skills that create healthy bodies, combat poverty, and change lives.

  • History:
  • The work of CUSP began by way of an initial grant provided by large individual donors and the Institute for a Sustainable America. Since having begun operations in the spring of 2015, CUSP’s focus and policy directives have generated a considerable amount of discussion within Washington, DC’s urban farming community.

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  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
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