Support Crops

Community Crops Sponsorships

Community Crops serves a wide audience in the Lincoln community from local gardeners, farmers, refugees, low-income families, and the general public interested in accessing fresh produce. The main sponsorships that we are seeking include share-a-share, garden sponsors, event sponsors, and general scholarship sponsors. We have many types of sponsorship available to meet your needs.

Click here to make a secure on-line donation to support the work of Community Crops.

Garden Sponsor Opportunities

Community Crops is seeking sponsorships for 11 community garden sites and the Prairie Pines farm to assist local residents growing food where they live. A sponsorship helps cover the yearly costs of water, equipment, staff support and general expenses. 2015 Sponsorship Level Brochure or Sponsorship Form or contact Ingrid for more information.

2015 Garden Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors: Earl May and Russ's

Silver Level Sponsors: Sandhills Publishing, Union Bank, Near South Neighborhood Association

Bronze Level Sponsors: BryanHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Nebraska Textile Supply

Media Sponsors: Lincoln Journal Star and KZUM

Major In-Kind Supporters: Eagle Group, Heartland Organics, and Lincoln Parks and Rec.

Event Sponsor Opportunities

  • Feast on the Farm: Saturday, August 1, 2015, Annual fund-raiser and program celebration. Tables avaialble
  • Farm Walk: Saturday, August 29, 2015, A celebration for the Growing Farmers Training Program with presentations from the farmers.

“Share-a-Share” program

Consider gifting a CSA Share to a local family in need this season. Community Crops offers need-based scholarships to help pay for one CSA share, to those with financial need, through our "Share-a-Share" program.
  • One share is $300 for the 20 week season and scholarships cover up to $250, with the recipient paying the remainder through SNAP (food stamps).
  • With your help, we will provide 10 CSA scholarships in 2015, making our fundraising goal $2500.

Learn more about on-line donations to Crops

Please visit our Donations Page for more information on on-line donations and individual donations.

More ways to Support Community Crops

Below are a number of other ways that you can support Community Crops. We are happy to discuss any donation you would like to make including planned giving, cash gifts, real estate, matching gifts, pledged gifts, and In Kind Donations (See our Wish List.). Please contact Ingrid Kirst or call 402-474-9802.

Thank you for considering sponsorship of a Community Crops. Your support will:

  • Help provide space and education for community members to grow healthy food of all ages, race, and income levels
  • Help provide CSA scholarships, vegetable subscriptions, to families in need
  • Help youth learn about gardening and cooking with fresh vegetables
  • Help create new business opportunities for beginning farmers
  • Help build community in Lincoln