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Education Foundation

SUPPORTING FOOD ENTREPRENEURS
Our Incubator Kitchen provides accessible kitchen rates to startup food businesses. Budding entrepreneurs, at any stage, can benefit from the expertise of our on-site business guidance counselor who helps navigate them through all facets of the startup process. To date, 500+ individuals have been counseled.

NURTURING THE COMMUNITY
We encourage community growth by providing event space, marketing assistance, and awareness for our philanthropic partners. As a vehicle for advancement, we are proud to aid in the goals of diversity, economic sustainability, and overall vibrancy of Grand Rapids.

EMPOWERING THE WORKFORCE
By connecting with local partners that focus on workplace development initiatives, the Market instills valuable training and skills to students of all ages, including those with disabilities, empowering them in their transition into the workforce.

WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT SPECTRUM HEALTH’S CULINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM
A series of classes held at the downtown market that brings dietitians and chefs together with healthcare providers to explore the influence food has on health and disease.

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If your business, family or non-profit would like to get involved with the mission of the Downtown Market Education Foundation, email impactchange@downtownmarketgr.com about ways to donate, volunteer or create new partnerships.