Sponsor a Sanctuary Kitchen chef to lead a culinary event in the community
Support food safety training and certification for one food entrepreneurs
Match SNAP spending on fresh produce at the Farmers Market for one family
Give what you can
At CitySeed, we’re growing for everyone. Not for the sake of growth, but for abundance.
Not for ourselves, but for everyone impacted by our mission. We are growing to match the needs of the moment, and our commitment to our mission of nearly 20 years: to engage the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development, and sustainable agriculture.
You can help us continue to grow in 2023! By making a tax-deductible donation to CitySeed today, you will become a vital partner in our commitment to a thriving food system.
Thanks to Your Help We Have:
Achieved record-setting growth across our programs so far in 2022, generating nearly $1.5 million in economic impact for Farmers Market farmers and vendors, CitySeed Incubates entrepreneurs and Sanctuary Kitchen chefs.
Celebrated the 5 Year Anniversary of Sanctuary Kitchen, and the graduation of 8 refugee and immigrant chefs from our one-of-a-kind Culinary Training program.
Built a new partnership with the Dixwell Community House “Q House” to launch a new Farmers Market in Dixwell and kitchen programs for food entrepreneurs and community members.
Welcomed our elected officials, including Representative DeLauro, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy, Attorney General Tong, Mayor Elicker, and Governor Lamont, to visit our programs, host community roundtables on food equity, celebrate competitive grant awards, and even make dumplings together!
Grew our organizational budget by 40% and added 6 new positions to our team.
Grew our CitySeed Incubates network to more than 500 early-stage food entrepreneurs, and launched our first-ever Incubates Advisory Committee of community partners and leaders.
Operationalized our DEI Action Plan, including increasing the translation and interpretation budget across our programs, partnering with The Narrative Project on social justice-oriented communication and community engagement strategy, and removing financial barriers to participate in CitySeed programs by providing scholarships, sliding scales, and financial assistance.
Redeemed more than $65,000 in vital nutrition program incentives, such as SNAP and WIC, at our Farmers Markets, ensuring food access for vulnerable community members.
Celebrated the leadership, expertise, and lived experience within our team! Members of our staff were selected for prestigious leadership training programs, invited to join state-wide policy committees, contributed to NPR’s Where We Live (twice!), and shed light on the Afghan and Ukranian refugee crises through community events and media engagement.
Other Ways to Donate:
Amazon Wish Lists: Between kitchen supplies and market equipment, we could always use a little support getting the things we need to run programs. Consider supporting CitySeed by helping us cross things off our Amazon Wish Lists. Explore our Amazon Wish Lists here.
By Check: Please make your check payable to CitySeed, Inc. and mail it to CitySeed, 817 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT 06511. Please include your name, email, and mailing address so we can send you a tax receipt.
Corporate Matching Gifts: Many employers support workplace giving by matching contributions to nonprofit organizations like CitySeed. Check with your HR Department to see if your employer can help you support CitySeed.
Partnerships: A generous network of corporate partners, foundations, and major donors support CitySeed’s mission. To learn more about partnership possibilities, please reach out to Cortney Renton at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support of CitySeed’s work!
CitySeed, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Download our 990 form here. All donations are tax deductible and our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 83-0397621.