Major operational support for Sweet Potato Comfort Pie has been provided by Propel Nonprofits. This innovative group provides training, funding and key support for growing organizations that are doing a wide variety of important work.
MN Black Collective Foundation
Major operational support has also been provided by the MN Black Collective Foundation, a newly-formed foundation that announced its first round of grants in 2022.
Room & Board
Room & Board has an outlet in Golden Valley, MN so they are Sweet Potato Comfort Pie neighbors! In addition to having wonderful furniture, they have been a fantastic partner to us, particularly as sponsors for our 2022 Food Tour for Black women, and supporting 2022 Jubilee events.
Metro Regional Arts Council
Funding for expansion and digitalization of our photo exhibit has been provided by Metro Regional Arts Council (MRAC). This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
We were thrilled to be the “non-profit of the month” for Mississippi Market. Throughout the month of October, 2021, proceeds from bag credits and rounded-up payments went to Sweet Potato Comfort Pie.
For two years running, the Minneapolis Foundation has given SPCP funds for programming, including A Week Dedicated to Healing: Anniversary Memorial of Mr. George Floyd’s Death (2021), and Healing Teas virtual tea parties (2022) .
King Arthur Baking Company
King Arthur baking company has been a generous donor for so many of our initiatives. They also supply us with plenty of flour for our Sweet Potato Comfort Pie bake-offs and other events.
The Mission of Youthprise is to increase equity with and for Minnesota’s indigenous, low-income and racially diverse youth. We have worked with Youthprise on several programs for youth, including the Rose Service Scholar program.
For two years, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie has been selected as a program partner for the Bush Foundation’s “Bush Connect.” Participants from Minnesota, North and South Dakota experienced the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie approach to healing thanks to this funding.
Minnesota Humanities Center
MN Humanities Center has generously supported many events, speaking series, and productions through the years, including the How Can we Breathe series, and Jubilee events. Thank you!
Lunds & byerlys golden valley
Lunds & Byerly’s Golden Valley Location has partnered with Sweet Potato Comfort Pie from its earliest days, providing ingredients for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. gathering, and other special events.
Breck has been an exceptional partner to SPCP, providing space, volunteers, and support. Breck co-hosted our 2021 and 2022 annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday of Service events. For our 2022 Juneteenth Jubilee, the production of Kumbayah, The Juneteenth Story, was hosted at Breck’s beautiful theater.
The Golden Valley Community Foundation
With a grant from Golden Valley Community Foundation, Rose McGee first built and expanded the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie project.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church has provided key support; pies made for most Sweet Potato Comfort Pie responses are done in the certified kitchen of Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.
The League of Women Voters MN
Thank you to the League of Women Voters MN for your support of 2022 Jubilee events, and to the League’s Golden Valley chapter for ongoing volunteerism.
Robbinsdale Area Schools
We thank Robbinsdale area schools for their partnership in our 2022 Jubilee events, and more.
Our partners are the essential ingredient in all that we do. Thank you for helping us cook up a better world together!