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. Without the financial gifts of a supportive community, Meijer Gardens could not provide the programming, exhibitions, events and collections for over 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 Anne Benson or call 616-975-3177.

Annual Reports: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Make an online donation to the Annual Fund here.


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 or your organization’s 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 view our Tribute Brochure or contact Kim Hillebrand at

Named Gift Tribute Wording Price Donate
General Donation N/A Any Amount Donate Now

Library Book

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


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Tree Plaques have three lines, 40 characters per line, including spaces. Will remain in an open-to-the-public place for the useful life of the tree. $2,500 Donate Now
Bench - Main Campus Plaques have three lines, 40 characters per line, including spaces $15,000 Donate Now
Bench - Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden Plaques have three lines, 40 characters per line, including spaces $20,000 Donate Now

Kenneth Dale Wenger Tree Endowment Fund

Dear Friend, Dedicated Employee and Advocate.

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague, Ken Wenger. Ken’s passion for the Meijer Gardens mission left a legacy of excellence, not only on the grounds and facilities at Meijer Gardens, but also in everyone’s hearts and minds. He originally worked for one of our vendors clearing the land for our very first building, and was then hired as our first Building Superintendent. Later, Ken faithfully served as Assistant Executive Director and, ultimately, as Vice President of Fixed Operations and a corporate officer. Every square inch of Meijer Gardens has been touched by his positive influence. Ken was a builder and a leader. However, his greatest asset was building relationships. Everyone loved and respected Ken. He was deeply interested in helping others achieve their goals and advancing the mission of Meijer Gardens. His influence in creating a place of joy has been enormous.

We celebrate his life and rejoice in knowing Ken played a major role in creating the Meijer Gardens legacy.

Donations to the Kenneth Dale Wenger Tree Endowment Fund may be made here.

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 June, 2018

Cumulus Media, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Fox 17
Gilson Graphics
Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids
iHeart Media West Michigan
Meijer, Inc.
MLive Media Group
Spectrum Health
Team One - Central (Lexus)
Townsquare Media

As of June, 2018

Absopure Water
Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance
Country Inn & Suites
Lawrence Productions
Miller Johnson
Steelcase Inc.
Warner Norcross + Judd
Wolverine Worldwide Inc.
WYCE 88.1

As of June, 2018

Bartlett Tree Experts Co.
Burgess Concrete Construction, Inc
Cascade Engineering
Foremost Graphics Group
Gordon Food Service
Henry Mast Greenhouses, Inc.
Insignia Homes
Legacy Trust
Macatawa Bank
Masterpiece Flower Company, LLC
Owen Ames Kimball Co.
RDV Corporation
Reliable Energy, Inc.
Roskam Baking Company
Showspan Incorporated
Universal Forest Products, Inc.
Varnum LLP

As of June, 2018

Aquinas College
Chemical Bank
Cook Holdings
Crowe Horwath
Custer, Inc.
Dean's Landscaping and Excavating, Inc.
DJ's Landscape Management
DK Security
Ellis Parking Company
Everett's Landscape Management, Inc.
Excel Electric, Inc.
Experience Grand Rapids
Fence Consultants of West Michigan
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Grand Rapids Gravel
Grand Valley State University
Herman Miller, Inc.
InnoValuation LLC
ITC Holdings Corp
Keller Williams Realty Market Center North
Kendall College of Art & Design
Kitchen 67
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Landscape Design Services, Inc.
Materials Testing Consultants, Inc.
Mercantile Bank of Michigan
Norris, Perné & French LLP
Northern Trust Bank
Northpointe Bank
Pioneer Construction, Inc.
Priority Health
SoundOff Signal
Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.
Star Tickets, Inc.
Tekton, Inc.
The Sharpe Collection
Van Andel Institute
Walters Gardens, Inc.

As of June, 2018

American Plastic Toys, Inc.
Apols Water Gardens
Applause Catering + Events
Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals
Control Solutions, Inc.
Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, LLC
Hilbrands Landscape Management, Inc.
Hotel Walloon
Northland Express Transport
Old National Bank
Preusser Jewelers
Real Space
S. Abraham & Sons, Inc.
Vista Springs, LLC
W.A. Lettinga Investment

As of June, 2018

Ball Park Floral
Better Made Snack Foods, Inc.
Catch Air
Design Collective Floral & Gifts
Fleurology Designs
Gumina's Flowers
Horrocks Market
Kennedy's Flowers & Gifts
Meijer - Knapps Corner
Meritage Hospitality Group
Northern Jet Management
Remacon Compressors, Inc.
Superior Groundcover, Inc.

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.


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