Friends of GrowNYC

What is Friends of GrowNYC?: A community of New Yorkers passionate about making our city a healthier and more sustainable place for all.

What are the benefits?: Friends of GrowNYC receive an exclusive GrowNYC cotton canvas tote bag, as well as invitations to members-only online and in person events throughout the year.

How to join: Friends of GrowNYC commit to making a recurring gift of $15 or more every month. When you give monthly, you support GrowNYC programming year-round, from planting to harvest season!

Why Give Monthly?

Bigger impact: Monthly donations are predictable revenue that helps us plan ahead, and ensures that we can maintain our operations, respond to emergencies, and implement strategic initiatives without interruption. Your sustained giving truly helps all of our programs flourish, leaving a lasting impact on our city.

Doesn’t break the bank: Instead of donating $150 in a single sitting or on an inconsistent basis, you can set the amount to just $15 a month or more.

Long-Term Planning: With a stable base of monthly supporters, GrowNYC can focus on long-term planning and invest in initiatives that have a lasting impact on our mission and the communities we serve.

It’s easy: By opting to make your gift monthly when donating to GrowNYC, you can set it and forget it. Recurring gifts are automatically processed each month.

You can make a monthly gift without worrying about any cancellation fees or penalties. If you would like to decrease or increase your contribution at any time, contact

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