Match challenge details

Every donation for Eastern Market Growing Communities grantee projects* will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $250 per donation. Donations will be matched, automatically on the fundraising page, up to the maximum amount per team.

For example:

  • $25 turns into a $50 donation 
  • $100 turns into a $200 donation
  • $500 turns into a $750 donation 

More about this partnership and match challenge

Citizens Bank, Bader Foundation and Skidmore Studio are proud to announce a new round of the Growing Communities Initiative. To date, the Growing Communities initiative has invested $470,000 in the Eastern Market Corporation and the Detroit Community Market Network for neighborhood revitalization through small business development.

*See grantee details at the bottom of this page.

  • Industrial Signage for Eastern Market Brewing Co

    We are a community craft brewery focused on serving the historic Eastern Market district. As our Spring opening creeps closer, we're looking to put the finishing touches on our building's facade.

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,000
  • The High 5 Bind: Help us Grind!

    We’re in a High 5 bind: Help Us Grind with a brand new commercial spice grinder to increase production while maintaining quality and control of local food products.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,655
  • Mixing Up Detroit Youth Entrepreneurship

    Help us purchase a 60 qt Hobart Mixer so that we can scale our operations and service hundreds of retailers with Mitten Bites, an all-natural snack bar designed and crafted by Detroit Food Academy high school students.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,070
  • Lush Yummies Pie Company Lemon Juicer

    Grow as a company by leaps and bounds. With our growth we can not only provide pies, but we can provide jobs to our community. 


    NEEDS: $0 of 4,712
  • Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co product line

    POP displays for Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co

    We want to purchase informative eye-catching POP displays to increase sales and to bring attention to our product line while providing consumers with information on the benefits of hemp. Displays will be made in Flint MI

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,200
  • Farmer Sarah with a Fresh Cut autumn bouquet.

    Till More, Grow More

    We're raising money to purchase powered tilling and cultivation equipment for our 1/4 acre flower farm. Clearing, prepping, and replanting used to take us days - with these tools it will take hours! 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,768
  • Mushrooms for the Masses

    • Secure funds for mushroom lab
    • Order supplies
    • Mushroom culture lab to be setup 
    • Event is organized for bulking mushroom substrate
    NEEDS: $0 of 3,091
  • Mootown Madness

    Mootown would like to provide the best service ever for the best customers ever. We want to obtain new ice cream equipment as well as launch a user friendly website to provide the very best Mootown has to offer. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 590
  • DVD Detroit Vegan's Dream Garden

    With this exciting ability to grow in an easily accessible local space, it affords me the oppurtunity to expand my business by more than half, as it pertains to production.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,407