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We welcome your support.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park brings joy to guests every season of the year—and your support makes it all possible. With the financial gifts of a supportive community, Meijer Gardens provides programming, exhibitions, events and collections for nearly 700,000 guests annually.

Meijer Gardens federal tax ID #: 38-2394044

Charity Navigator has awarded Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park four out of a possible four stars, their highest possible rating.

Annual Fund

Keep Meijer Gardens growing by providing support for general expenses associated with daily operations. Annual fund contributions offer vital support to help provide quality programs, exhibitions and events. For additional information, please contact Meghan Burke or call 616-975-3143.

View our donors' past impact through our Annual Reports: 201920182017

Make an online donation to the Annual Fund here.

Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love

To make a donation to our Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love campaign, please contact Liz Preville at 616-974-5242.

Gifts of all sizes are important and much appreciated!

Tribute

Tribute gifts express so many things: friendship, appreciation, love and support, to name a few. Gifts in honor of an individual or organization acknowledge special occasions or special traits that we admire. Gifts in memory of a special someone express our need to keep their spirit alive. Gifts in tribute to Meijer Gardens recognize your support of our mission. Books, trees, benches, and sculpture sites are available to help you honor or memorialize an individual or organization. To learn more about how to get started, please email tributes@meijergardens.org.

Please note, as part of our ongoing Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love expansion project, the Ram’s Garden, English Perennial Garden and Volunteer Tribute Garden are being reimagined and expanded. Existing benches and trees will be relocated to the appropriate garden. Names and sentiments previously etched into bricks and stepping stones will now be honored on plaques which are much more durable than the previous bricks. Your support is much appreciated. Please contact our Philanthropy department at (616) 974-5242 if you have any questions. 

Named Gift Tribute Wording Price Donate
General Donation

Tribute gifts are acknowledged with letters of appreciation to the honored individual, their family, or designated contact. Your gift will also be recognized in our quarterly newsletter Seasons, listing your name and the name of the individual you are recognizing.

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Library Book

Work with our librarian to make a book selection. Printed bookplate. Maximum 3 lines, characters to fit.

$250

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Tree

Your tribute plaque will stand near a tree in a public place. Plaques have three lines, 40 characters per line, including spaces.

$2,500 Donate Now
Bench - Main Campus Your tribute plaque will be affixed to your bench. Plaques have three lines, 40 characters per line, including spaces. $15,000 Donate Now
Bench - The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden

Your tribute plaque will be affixed to your bench. Plaques have three lines, 40 characters per line, including spaces.

$20,000 Donate Now

Join the generous corporate community in supporting Meijer Gardens. Our Corporate Partners provide support for special events, exhibitions, and critical programming elements that help make Meijer Gardens America's Garden of Art. Corporate Partnerships begin at the $500 Friend level and include many benefits and privileges. For questions and information, please call 616-975-3177 or contact Anne Benson. Click for additional information. 

Corporate Partners

As of March, 2021

Corporate Live
Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids
Metro Health Hospital
Townsquare Media
WGVU

As of March, 2021

Absopure Water
BHS Insurance
Howard Miller Company
Macatawa Bank
Steelcase Inc.
Warner Norcross + Judd
WYCE 88.1

As of March, 2021

Cascade Engineering
Country Inn & Suites Grand Rapids East
Custer, Inc.
Deloitte
Foremost Graphics Group
Michigan Radio
RDV Corporation
Reliable Energy, Inc.
ShowSpan, Inc.
Walter's Gardens, Inc.

As of March, 2021

Aquinas College
Bartlett Tree Experts Co.
Betz Industries
DK Security
Everett's Landscape Management, Inc.
Excel Electric, Inc.
FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids
Four Star Greenhouses
Insignia Homes
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Landscape Design Services, Inc.
Legacy Trust
Life EMS Ambulance
Masterpiece Flower Company, LLC
Meijer, Inc.
Miller Johnson Attorneys
Northpointe Bank
Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.
Pioneer Construction, Inc.
Priority Health
Progressive AE
Spectrum Health
Universal Forest Products, Inc.
Wolverine Worldwide Foundation

As of March, 2021

DJ's Landscape Management
Grand Valley State University
Hilbrands Landscape Management, Inc.
N2 Publications
Northland Express Transport
River City Flooring Design
Superior Groundcover, Inc.
W.A. Lettinga Investment

As of March, 2021

American Plastic Toys, Inc.
Elders' Helpers
Meijer - Knapps Corner
Velo Law Office

Sponsorship & Underwriting

Meijer Gardens proudly presents a wide array of exhibitions, events, concerts, programs and activities and seeks individual, foundation and corporate sponsors at varying levels of support:

  • Permanent and Temporary Sculpture & Horticulture Exhibitions
  • Special Fundraising Events
  • Tuesday Evening Music Club
  • Educational Programs
  • . . . and much more!

For more information, please call 616-975-3177 or email Anne Benson.

For information on the Great Gardens Party or Christmas Cabaret, please call 616-975-3168 or email Matt Eickhoff.

Endowment

Originally established as the Michigan Botanic Garden Foundation, The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation is a single-purpose foundation with the goal of creating an endowment fund to support Meijer Gardens, a world-class organization.

The Foundation accepts general endowment fund contributions as well as funds designated by the donor for restricted use. For more information, please call Susanne Veeneman at (616) 791-3901 or visit the website www.fmgsf.org.

Volunteer

Needed. Wanted. Appreciated.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park volunteers are more than just volunteers, they're family. Offering a diverse set of interests, backgrounds and talents, volunteers devote themselves to educating, informing and bringing a smile to guests' faces. Learn more about the different ways you can support the Meijer Gardens mission by volunteering your time.