Community Support

It takes a community to impact a community. As an independent 501(c)(3) organization, we could not do what we do without the generous financial support of numerous individuals, foundations, and corporations.

We owe tremendous thanks to the following foundations and corporate donors who have made financial commitments to Growing Hope. A full list of our individual supports may be found in our 2018 Annual Report.

Foundation Supporters

  • Americana Foundation
  • Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
  • Buhr Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan
  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • James A. and Faith Knight Foundation
  • Key Bank Foundation
  • Old National Bank Foundation
  • Mosaic Foundation of Rita and Peter Heydon
  • PNC Foundation
  • Towsley Foundation
  • United Way
  • Washtenaw Coordinated Funders

Corporate & Organization Supporters

  • Ann Arbor Professional Pharmacy
  • Ann Arbor State Bank
  • Bank of Ann Arbor
  • Beal Properties
  • Bouma Realty
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Capstone Tax & Financial
  • Comcast
  • Concept Insurance
  • Corner Brewery
  • Cultivate Coffee and TapHouse
  • Dominos
  • Engage @EMU
  • Everyday Wines
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Gene Butman Ford
  • iVisa
  • LaVision
  • Maíz Mexican Cantina
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Ollie Food + Spirit
  • Red Rock Downtown Barbecue
  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Taquería la Marqueza
  • Toyota Motor North America
  • United Healthcare
  • Varnum LLP
  • Washtenaw County Health Department
  • Washtenaw County Visitors Bureau
  • Washtenaw Dental
  • Winrock International Wallace Center Food Systems Leadership Program
  • The Wurst Bar
  • Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Community Partners

Growing Hope maintains partnerships with numerous community agencies and nonprofits in Washtenaw County. These partnerships allow us to deepen our impact and gain greater efficiency and effectiveness in our programming.


  • Bright Futures of EMU in Ypsilanti
  • Center for Regional Food Systems at MSU
  • Corner Health Center
  • Eastern Leaders Group
  • Eastern Michigan University Community Engagement Council
  • Fair Food Network
  • Food Gatherers
  • Hope Clinic
  • Michigan Incubator Kitchen Network
  • Michigan Flower Growers Cooperative
  • Michigan Good Food Charter
  • Michigan ICC on Food Policy
  • Michigan Farmers Market Association
  • Michigan Local Food Policy Council Network
  • Michigan Integrated Food and Farming Systems
  • Project Grow
  • The Farm at St Joe’s
  • The Thrift Shop of Ypsilanti
  • Washtenaw County Food Policy Council
  • Washtenaw County Public Health
  • Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development
  • Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels
  • Ypsilanti Community Schools Coordinated School Health Team

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm Seed Swap @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace
Seed Swap @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seed Swap @ Robert C. Barnes Sr. MarketPlace
January is the best time to start dreaming and planning for the gardening season! Come to the market for a free seed swap. Bring what you can and take what you need. *Volunteers needed for[...]