DONATE OR SPONSOR

Donations & sponsorships

Since our inception in 2012, GOFM has operated a vibrant and diverse farmers market which contributes to the sustainability of local farms and businesses, encourages diversity, invests within our local economy and works to bring all folks together in the name of community and food. 

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Until 2015, these efforts were supported entirely by the funds collected from vendor booth fees & the occasional t-shirt sale. Around that time, we began developing new, innovative programming like our Community Cooking Classes & Community Dinners, SNAP/FreshBucks & WIC Voucher initiatives. A few years later came the massively popular Young Gardeners Program which grows in scope, children & harvests sent-home every year.

As you can guess, in order to ensure Galveston’s Own Farmers Market’s longevity in a sustainable way we must source our funding from beyond the generous local & national private/public grants we receive every year. We must diversify where the money comes from that supports all the tasty things we do.

We need you.

Just like we believe all people deserve good food, regardless of their wallet, neighborhood or experience in the kitchen, we value all types of financial contributions.

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$5 given every month buys all the ingredients needed for one WIC Cooking Class.

$50 given every month buys the online crop management software that enables us to grow the Young Gardeners Program to new schools every year. tracking how many carrots go home to how many kids every week

$5,000 given once a year helps employ a high-quality Market Manager for 4 months.

Money that comes from our own community empowers us to build more & lasting infrastructure around our bold plans every year. And our #1 plan? Make Galveston better by improving community health as we know best— provide good food to all folks & connect all folks through good food.

Become a Donor or Sponsor

All contributions (of any dollar value) are tax-deductible. Receipts are happily provided on request.  You can choose to:

  • make a one-time donation

  • make recurring monthly donations

  • become a sponsor of GOFM with a contribution of $1,000 or more

Scroll below to learn more about sponsorships ( & what they can mean to you or your business)! See the current donors & sponsors who are our Friends of the Farmers Market here.

Monthly sustaining donations

We LOVE sustained monthly donations! Pick a level that works for you from the drop-down menu. You can cancel your donation any time.

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*Once you donate $1,000 or more annually, you become an official GOFM Sponsor. See Sponsorship bands below for more details. 

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one-time Donations

One-time donations can be small like kumquats or large like grass-fed turkeys—we welcome them all!

Click the Donate button to enter whatever amount you wish to contribute.

*Once you donate $1,000 or more annually, you become an official GOFM Sponsor. See Sponsorship bands for more details. 

SPONSORshipS

By becoming a sponsor of Galveston's Own Farmers Market, individuals & organizations show a shared commitment to fostering an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable community.

Our three (3) broad bands of sponsorships for businesses or individuals not only include the standard commodity benefits sponsors have come to expect when they share their money, but our top-tier sponsors also gain access to a broad range of creative benefits, tailored exclusively to their interests as they align with the mission of GOFM. In-kind donations can be considered sponsorships as well.

  • PRINCIPAL SPONSOR$5,000 and beyond, a minimum agreement of 3 years. Premium level sponsors of our entire organization and/or biggest events. Designed for businesses or individuals. The base benefits include:

      • Priority logo positioning on GOFM Sponsor signage at weekly information booth

      • Logo or Name included on Friends of the Farmers Market page as Principal Sponsor

      • Organization collateral at market’s information booth.

      • Sponsor logo on Friends of the Farmers Market through year’s end

      • Sponsor recognition in every market e-newsletter during the year

      • Social Media shout-outs 2x per quarter minimum

      • Public acknowledgment of sponsorship at fundraising events

      • 6 VIP tickets to all ticketed GOFM events

      • Opportunity to develop Creative Benefits through a sit-down conversation with GOFM’s Executive Director

        • Creative benefits include anything from hosting a “Taste the Market” event at a Sunday market, adopting of one of our Young Gardeners Program school garden sites or collaborating in planning a wholly new event to take place at market. As a major financial contributor to GOFM, we are eager to devise a unique way to highlight your contribution that brings something fresh & valuable to our market customers, YGP students, cooking class participants, etc.

  • MAJOR SPONSOR$2,000—$5,000 with a minimum agreement of 2 years. Achieve a wide range of marketing and business objectives. Designed for businesses or individuals. The base benefits include:

      • Logo positioning on GOFM Sponsor signage at the weekly information booth

      • Logo or Name included on Friends of the Farmers Market page as Major Sponsor

      • Organization collateral at market’s information booth.

      • Sponsor logo on Friends of the Farmers Market page through season’s end.

      • Sponsor recognition in market’s e-newsletter during the season.

      • Social Media shout-outs 1x per quarter minimum

      • 4 VIP tickets to all ticketed GOFM events

      • Opportunity to develop Creative Benefits through a sit-down conversation with GOFM’s Executive Director

        • Creative benefits include anything from hosting a “Taste the Market” event at a Sunday market, adopting of one of our Young Gardeners Program school garden sites or collaborating in planning a wholly new event to take place at market. As a major financial contributor to GOFM, we are eager to devise a unique way to highlight your contribution that brings something fresh & valuable to our market customers, YGP students, cooking class participants, etc.

  • SUPPORTING SPONSOR$1,000—$2,000 for one year. Available to businesses or individuals. The base benefits include:

      • Logo positioning on GOFM Sponsor signage at the weekly information booth

      • Logo or Name included on Friends of the Farmers Market page as Supporting Sponsor

      • Organization collateral at market’s information booth

      • Sponsor logo on Friends of the Farmers Market page through year’s end

      • Sponsor recognition in market’s e-newsletter during the season

      • Social Media shout-outs 2x per year

      • 2 VIP tickets to all ticketed GOFM events

By clicking this Donate button, you can choose a pre-determined value or enter whatever amount you choose. You can also choose to make a monthly contribution.

After contributing to GOFM at any sponsorship level, you will be contacted by GOFM’s Executive Director to discuss your benefits!

If you would like to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities with GOFM, please email GOFM's Executive Director Casey McAuliffe at casey@gofarmersmarket.com or call her at 512-635-4912.

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Sponsor candidates are evaluated on an individual basis to ensure there is no direct conflict with GOFM's mission; we are unable to accept sponsorship funds from political candidates & have the right to refuse funds from entities who do not align with GOFM’s values.