Organizations

Organizations that invest in the co-op  receive special benefits including access to discounts and member sales while playing a vital role in the redevelopment of the North Flint Pierson Road Corridor. An organization can be a part of the North Flint Food Market with an initial $500 investment.  Donors above the $500 level receive additional perks and benefits depending on their level of support.  Your organization’s investment provides lifetime membership which gives access to special discounts, member sales and paid annual dividends.  The discounts can be used to purchase food for events and fundraisers helping you connect with your other partners in the community at a lower cost.   To date an array of businesses, churches, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations have invested as members of the North Flint Food Market.  To fill out a membership form follow this link.

Outlined below are the different levels of organizational support.  You can also download the NFFM Donor Levels document that outlines more details regarding an investment in NFFM.

Co-Op Organizational Member

  • Donation amount $500. Ability to make installment payments.
  • Access to bulk ordering and discounts at store.
  • Patronage dividend payments based on how much the organization shops at the store.
  • One vote at membership meetings.
  • Membership for organization at the co-op.

Ubuntu Donor

Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am We’.

  • Minimum donation $501-999
  • Includes five one-year memberships to be distributed by the organization to members, employees and supporters as determined by the organization. Memberships are for one year; members have option to upgrade to sustainable memberships for $200 extra.*
  • Name placed on banner signage at entrance to the store.
  • One targeted social media post marketing services to members.
  • Also includes all benefits listed under “Co-Op Organizational Member” level above.

Ujamaa Donor

Ujamaa is based off an African communal practice of accumulating wealth to help the masses which is the goal of the NFFM.

  • Minimum donation $1,000-2,499.00
  • Includes ten one-year memberships to be distributed by the organization to members, employees and supporters as determined by the organization. Memberships are for one year; members have option to upgrade to sustainability memberships for $200 extra.*
  • Name placed on banner signage at entrance to the store.
  • 4×8 brick along walkway into store entrance.
  • Targeted social media post marketing services to members once per year until store opening.
  • Also includes all benefits listed under “Co-Op Organizational Member” level above.

Co-Op All-Star Donor Level

  • Minimum donation $2,500.00-4,999.00
  • Includes ten one-year memberships to be distributed by the organization to members, employees and supporters as determined by the organization. Memberships are for one year; members have option to upgrade to sustainability memberships for $150 extra.*
  • Name placed on banner signage on site.
  • 4×8 brick along walkway into store entrance.
  • Name used in all promotional materials for store including brochures and press releases until store opening.
  • Ability to promote organization to NFFM members at one meeting per year until store opening.
  • Targeted social media post marketing services twice a year until store opening.
  • Option to directly market services once to members via NFFM newsletter.
  • Also includes all benefits listed under “Co-Op Organizational Member” level above.

Co-Op Champion Donor

  • Minimum donation $5,000.00-$9,999.00
  • Includes 25 one-year memberships to be distributed by the organization to members, employees and supporters as determined by the organization. Memberships are for one year; members have option to upgrade to sustainability memberships for $150 extra.*
  • Name placed on banner signage on site.
  • 12×12 brick along walkway into store entrance.
  • Name used in all promotional materials for store including brochures, press releases, and on signage at events until store opening.
  • Ability to promote organization to NFFM members at one meeting per year until store opening.
  • Targeted social media post marketing services three times per year until store opening.
  • Option to directly market services twice per year via NFFM newsletters for two years.
  • Also includes all benefits listed under “Co-Op Organizational Member” level above.

Co-Op Innovator Donor

  • Minimum donation $10,000.00+
  • Includes 50 one-year memberships to be distributed by the organization to members, employees and supporters as determined by the organization. Memberships are for one year; members have option to upgrade to sustainability memberships for $150 extra.*
  • Name placed on banner signage on site.
  • 12×12 brick along walkway into store entrance.
  • NFFM will host a Co-Op Grow-Op Member Appreciation Event with Organization as Title Sponsor.
  • Name used in all promotional materials for store including brochures, press releases, and on signage at events until store opening.
  • Ability to promote organization to NFFM members at two-member meetings per year until store opening.
  • Targeted social media post marketing services six times per year until store opening.
  • Option to directly market services twice per year via NFFM newsletters for five years.

Also includes all benefits listed under “Co-Op Organizational Member” level above.

Interested in joining?  Follow this link.