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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 to assist local residents growing food where they live. A community garden sponsorship helps cover the yearly costs of water, equipment, staff support and general expenses. 2014 Sponsorship Levels or Sponsorship Application or contact Andrea for more information.

Gold Level Sponsors: Duncan Aviation, Russ's, and Earl May

Silver Level Sponsors: Union Bank, Nebraska Farmers Union and Midwest Agency, Near South Neighborhood Association

Bronze Level Sponsors: Harding and Shultz, Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, and Remax / David Kaseman Associate

Media Sponsors: Lincoln Journal Star and KZUM

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

Past Major CROPS Sponsors: INSPRO Insurance, Assurity, Johnny's Seeds, Ameritas, Renewing Earth and its People, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, Ignite Lincoln, Giving Spirits, Groupon, and Whole Foods.

Event Sponsor Opportunities

  • Feast on the Farm: Saturday, August 9, 2014, Annual fund-raiser and program celebration
Click here for Table Sponsorship Information
  • Farm Walk: Saturday, September 6, 2014, A celebration for the Growing Farmers Training Program with presentations from the farmers.
For more information, click here for the Event Sponsorship information for 2014 Community CROPS events!

“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 2014, making our fundraising goal $2500.
  • As of February 2014 we have raised $750 for the 2014 CSA Scholarship fund.
  • Support the Share-a-Share scholarship program here on Network for Good today, or by creating a recurring donation through your bank's on-line bill pay.

Learn more about on-line donations to CROPS

Please email Andrea or call 402-474-9802 for more information.

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 Andrea Anthony 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