Corporate Opportunities

 

Partnering with GrowNYC is a great way to show your community you care. For nearly 50 years, residents have relied on our programs: shopping at their neighborhood Greenmarket, dropping off their compost, helping start a community or school garden, and much more.  

Sponsor

School Garden Mini-Grants

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. Each year GrowNYC distributes mini-grants of $500-2,000 to at least 75 NYC schools to start or expand school gardens. We can brand a grant cycle with your company, include your logo in email blasts, on www.growtolearn.org, as well as in grant announcements.

Greenmarket Activation

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. Have your branding visible to thousands of New Yorkers who walk through our market – last fall we had over 300,000 people at Union Square! Opportunities include 10X10 tabling/giveaways, logos on our A-frame signs throughout the market, or recipe card sponsorship.

Governors Island Teaching Garden

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. Our half-acre demonstration garden welcomes 5,000 school children for field trips each year —from sensory gardens, to rolling compost, to cooking.  Additional 80,000 visitors on weekends. Naming opportunities for parts of the garden – the orchard, the farm, hydroponic system, etc.

Sponsor a Garden

In 2017 GrowNYC built its 100th community garden in NYC. To celebrate, we have created the New Garden Fund - ensuring New York City will only get greener as we build the next 100 gardens. These green spaces, big and small, give all New Yorkers the chance to grow food, get exercise and fresh air, learn, connect with nature, form communities and connections, and so much more.

Greenmarket Bucks

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. We will brand Greenmarket Bucks with your logo on them and distribute them to New Yorkers who need them, or you can distribute them to your staff as incentives!

Institute at Project Farmhouse

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. This 12-part environmental series takes place at GrowNYC's new public home, a state-of-the-art center for sustainability and education.

Greenmarket Field Trips

Greenmarket Youth Education provides school tours for grades K-12 at weekday farmers markets when school is in session and the weather is mild. In 2017, we provided 6,000 young people with the opportunity to taste seasonal produce, talk with farmers, learn about where their food comes from, and spend Greenmarket Bucks on healthy food to take home.

Annual Plant Sale

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. Every spring 500 greening groups - community gardens, block associations, churches and public housing groups – come pick up highly affordable plants at wholesale rates/quantities to get greening projects started for the spring. They pick up enough plants to cover the Brooklyn Bridge! Corporate volunteer opportunity for your employees too!

Sponsor a Fresh Food Box Site

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. GrowNYC's Fresh Food Box Program is a food access initiative that enables 18 under-served communities to purchase fresh, healthy, and primarily regionally-grown produce well below traditional retail prices. The produce included in each $14 Fresh Food Box is the best of what’s seasonally available. 

Sponsor a Youthmarket

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. Youthmarket is a network of 18 urban farm stands operated by neighborhood youth, supplied by local farmers, and designed to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to communities throughout New York City. Your logo will be visible on a large banner that will hang every week, visible to hundreds of weekly customers and thousands of passersby.

Educated Eater Series at Project Farmhouse

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. This fun, lively evening series takes you behind the scenes of Greenmarket: heirlooms, cheese-making, growing grains and more. Expert-led conversation, and of course, great food. 

Conference Room at Project Farmhouse

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. GrowNYC’s state-of-the-art sustainability and events space, located in Union Square, hosts talks, film screenings, cooking classes and dinners. Your name and logo will be visible on conference room glass doors and your name will go on our donor wall. This airy room features a salvaged wood wall, light tubes bringing in natural light and a long, salvaged wood table.

Education Center at Project Farmhouse

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. GrowNYC’s state-of-the-art sustainability and events space, located in Union Square, hosts talks, film screenings, cooking classes and dinners. Your name and logo will be visible on the wall of our open flex-space education center and on our donor wall at Project Farmhouse.

Greenmarket Co. Trucks

NAMING OPPORTUNITY. On the road every day across the five boroughs, our Greenmarket Co. trucks are delivering fresh regional produce to restaurants, senior centers, food pantries, our Youthmarkets and retailers. Your logo on our trucks is highly visible and speaks to your commitment to farmers and farming.

GrowNYC will work with you to create a partnership package that best suits the needs and giving policy of your company. Email Bree Mortimer at bmortimer@grownyc.org or call (212) 788-7900 x297 to get started

Corporate Volunteering

GrowNYC works with corporate groups of any size on outdoor volunteer projects across New York City. Volunteers from your company can plant and clean up community and school gardens, organize and run cultural events, plant trees, or provide recycling outreach and assistance at major events and street fairs. Our volunteer opportunities are designed to be team building activities that are fun, lively, and get your hands a little dirty.

GrowNYC also forms partnerships with organizations that want to come back to a site several times a year, giving the volunteers a sense of investment and involvement in the community, and allowing us to take on major renovation projects.

Contact us to inquire about a corporate volunteer day or call Mike Rezny at (212) 788-7935.

DONATE

Direct Donations

Make a contribution on behalf of your company of any amount to support our mission or make it issue-specific, e.g. education, recycling, farming, food, gardens. This is the simplest and most meaningful way to give.

Give online HERE or send a check to:

GrowNYC
Attn: Amanda Gentile
GrowNYC
PO Box 2327
New York NY 10272

Affiliative Giving

A small donation tied to your sales makes a big difference – and lets your customers know you care! $1 for every prix fixe menu, 25 cents per entrée, $5 for a special edition pair of jeans or a shirt. We can work with you to come up with a program.

Email Bree Mortimer at bmortimer@grownyc.org or call (212) 788-7900 x297 to get started

Donate Goods and Services

GrowNYC welcomes donations of products or services that help us allocate more funds toward our mission to create a healthier, more sustainable NYC.  We often need: outdoor kitchen equipment, printing and mail services, photography, and outdoor gear for our staff working in community gardens and out at Greenmarket.

 Email Bree Mortimer at bmortimer@grownyc.org or call (212) 788-7900 x297 to get started

There’s nothing like coming out of the cavernous Union Square subway station to a canopy of tree branches covered in spring blossoms, the tents of the Greenmarket visible just beyond.

And then there’s the smell…strawberries.

Now you can make one of these delicious strawberry recipes!

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.