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

3:00 pm Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesda... @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesda... @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm
Ypsilanti Farmers Markets Tuesday Market @ Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace
Growing Hope operates two farmers markets in Ypsilanti: The Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Downtown on Tuesdays from 3-7 at the Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace 16 S. Washington and the Ypsilanti Farmers Market- Depot Town on Saturdays from[...]
3:00 pm Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Market @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
#shoplocal this Holiday season! Join us at the indoor market on December 17th to stock up on local foods and gifts (local food makes great gifts!) This will be the last market until January 14th,[...]
3:00 pm Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Clothing Swap @ Robert C. Barnes St. MarketPlace Hall
Free Clothing swap at the indoor farmers market! Start the new year by cleaning out your closet and picking up a new look. Bring what you can and take what you need. Leftover clothing will[...]