our partners

Major Sponsors

These sponsors provide significant, ongoing support for our program, offering cash and in-kind support in excess of $10,000 annually.


Along with allowing Sauvie Island Center to use the barn on the property, Metro provides access to open space and farmlands and educational opportunities about the environment. Metro manages numerous acres on Sauvie Island, including both the Howell Territorial Park where Sauvie Island Center is located, and the adjacent property which is leased to Sauvie Island Organics.

Metro protects open space and parks, plans for land use and transportation, and manages garbage disposal and recycling for 1.3 million residents in three counties and 24 cities in and around Portland. The agency also oversees world-class facilities such as the Oregon Zoo and the Oregon Convention Center.

Sauvie Island Organics

Sauvie Island OrganicsSauvie Island Organics provides the Center with access to fields, farm expertise, mentoring for emerging farmers, community education and festivals. The farm markets its produce through a 200-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and to many of Portland’s premier restaurants.

The mission of this local, organic farm is to grow a wide array of high quality seasonal produce for local markets, provide the community with a connection to their food source, educate people about sustainable food production, provide a model of sustainable farming, and create a high quality workplace for its employees.

Whole Foods Market

element(1)For more than five years, Whole Foods Market has provided significant support for our program. Since 2013, when Whole Foods Market first signed on as the  Presenting Sponsor of our Barn Dance, we have nearly doubled every key metric of success for the event including funds raised, attendance and (other) sponsor income. In 2016 Whole Foods Market will sponsor both the annual Barn Dance and our Family Farm Days. Their contribution will allow us to host more farm field trips for students. It will also help us to expand our Family Farm Days, giving kids and parents the opportunity to explore, taste and grow together on the farm. Whole Foods Market is our premiere partner in farm-based education and we are grateful for their support.

Sustaining Sponsors

These business partners consistently support our programs and events with contributions of $2,000 or more each year.

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 Supporting Sponsors

These new and returning sponsors have provided support in the past year.


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Foundation Support

BP Lester and Regina John Foundation

East Multnomah County Soil and Water Conservation District

The Florence V.J. Pennebaker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

The Gray Family Foundation

The Harbourton Foundation

Kate Svitek Memorial Foundation

Metro Central Enhancement Fund

The Oregon Community Foundation

The Oregon Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Grant Fund

Oregon Parks Foundation Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Spirit Mountain Community Fund

Templeton Foundation

West Multnomah County Soil & Water Conservation District



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