SPONSORSHIP & DONATIONS
Cully Farmers Market is a program of Our 42nd Avenue, a 501(c)(3) Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative dedicated to community-serving business and employment development. We are a collection of residents, business owners, local employees, commercial property owners, community institutions and others who have partnered to ensure that economic change benefits the people of 42nd Avenue in an inclusive way. Cully Farmers Market is an important weekly conduit for community connection and collaboration in a diverse community. Approximately 500 people attend the market each week to purchase affordable, healthy products from local producers, with consistent growth each year. The market activates the street and supports district businesses.
If you or your business are interested in becoming a market sponsor, please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our set sponsorship levels are at $100, $1000, $2500, and $5000, but we are happy to work with you on alternative sponsorship arrangements and in-kind donation options. Tax deductible donations at any level may be submitted online using donation link below or mailed to Our 42nd Avenue, 5140A NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218.
100% of all contributions directly support a variety of vital programming including:
- Literacy development through a weekly multilingual youth pop-up library with free book checkout and volunteers to read to children
- Paid live performances from local musicians at every market
- Community Booth where nearby residents can sell handmade products and produce from their gardens free of charge
- Monthly family-friendly community events (pie bake-off, zucchini car races, harvest festival, etc.)
- Workshops focused on food education, sustainability, health, and the arts
- YIPIE (Youth Impressing Passion In Entrepreneurship) program to teach business development and management skills to youth
- Business technical assistance resources and flexible booth fees for new businesses
- Partnerships with community high schools to sell produce grown in agricultural programs
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit acceptance for eligible food products
- Matching vouchers up to $10 a week for SNAP recipients for healthy fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, beans, herbs, nuts, and vegetable starts
- Neighbor Voucher Program that provides $10 per week for households facing food insecurity to spend at the market
- Senior Voucher Program to incentivize those age 60 and over to volunteer at the market, engage with the community, and eat healthier foods