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Ways to Give

Our mission of helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access can only be furthered with the financial support of people like you.

Yours is a valuable contribution to building communities. You can join the effort and help us grow.


We appreciate every gift, large or small, whether you choose a one-time or recurring contribution to Growing Hope.

Mail checks to:
P.O. Box 980129
Ypsilanti, MI 48198


Donate online

Other Ways to give

Become a Sponsor
We have a number of ways for our larger community to sponsor Growing Hope! Sponsorship opportunities are available for our Farmers Markets, Clifford the Farm Truck, and our many exciting upcoming events! We’re now accepting sponsorship for our Local Food Awards event, coming in January, which will celebrate all the amazing local food in the area. Coming in 2016, sponsorships will be available for our Chefs in the Garden fundraising dinners, YpsiTasty the Local Food Grub Crawl, Tour de Fresh (a bicycle tour of local food successes) and more to come!

For more information, email

Become a Friend of the Markets
By becoming a Friend of the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets, you’ll be making a direct contribution to the markets’ continued success. Two-thirds of the cost to run our Farmers Markets comes from individual donations. When you become a Friend of the Markets your support lasts for one year after your sign up. It’s never too late, and Friends of the Market memberships make a great gift to that special someone who loves the Ypsilanti Farmers Markets. You can get great swag too, like t-shirts, stickers, and more! Email to learn more.

Donate to the Completion of the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Creating year-round local food access is our top priority and the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace will do just that. Reclaiming an unused warehouse in Downtown Ypsilanti and a former driver-thru bank on Washington Street we have begun the crucial work of bringing this space to life. Growing Hope aims to do nothing less than transform South Washington Street with a bustling farmers market and by doing so, multiply the economic and health impacts for Ypsilanti residents. The demand for healthy local food is high, but we are limited by the capacity of a temporary outdoor space, shortened season and weather disruptions. Donate to the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace today:

Donate Stock!
Did you know that we accept gifts of stock? Contact for more information and to make your tax-deductible gift today!

2015 Buy Local Online Auction
Support local businesses and give the gift of a memorable experience to yourself or another through Growing Hope’s fifth annual Buy Local Online Auction! The online silent auction will run from Monday, November 23 to Monday, December 7 at 8 pm. When you bid, you are part of helping to empower local communities to access, grow, and eat healthy food. Together we are revitalizing neighborhoods and teaching one another the beauty and hope that comes from nurturing soil, seeds and self. We believe that healthy food is a basic human right, and your support helps make it a reality for people in Ypsilanti and beyond. Winning bidders may claim a tax deduction for any amount paid in excess of Fair Market Value.

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