And Funding Opportunities
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.
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.
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 our initiatives. Over the summer of 2021, they also supplied us with plenty of flour for our Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Jubilee and bake-off!
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 and were provided resources to assist in replicating the process in their communities.
Minnesota Humanities Center
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) funds to facilitate conversations around race and healing after several instances of violence from police brutality to mass shootings. Sweet Potato Comfort Pie worked in partnership with MHC on community healing projects with story circles dialogues and baking and gifting pies.
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 co-hosted and provided extensive support for our 2021 and 2022 annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday of Service events
The Golden Valley Community Foundation
With a grant from Golden Valley Community Foundation, Rose McGee 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.
Our partners are essential ingredients in the Sweet Potato Pie mission. Thank you for all you do as we work hard to cook up a better world together.