GROWING MICHIGAN’S GOOD FOOD FUTURE.

Michigan Good Food Fund Projects

The Michigan Good Food Fund provides financing and business assistance to healthy food production, distribution, processing, and retail projects that benefit underserved communities throughout Michigan. Below are financing and business assistance projects supported by the Michigan Good Food Fund.

Financing

Allen Neighborhood Center

Allen Neighborhood Center

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Arnold Farms

Arnold Farms

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Babylon Enterprises

Babylon Enterprises

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Bear Creek Organic Farm

Bear Creek Organic Farm

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Bridgepoint Development

Bridgepoint Development

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Catalytic Investment Awards – Third Round

Catalytic Investment Awards – Third Round

Catalytic Investment Awards are grants given to mission-driven good food entrepreneurs

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Corridor Sausage

Corridor Sausage

Handcrafted meat and sausage business made by hand out of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market

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Damian’s Craft Meats

Damian’s Craft Meats

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Diamond Place

Diamond Place

Mixed-use housing development anchored by a community grocery store

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FEAST – Detroit

FEAST – Detroit

Entrepreneur-owned commercial kitchen and processing center

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Flying Moose

Flying Moose

Cafe featuring healthy, locally-sourced foods

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

Forty Acres Soul Kitchen

Soul food eatery bringing African American food traditions to Grand Rapids

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Fresh 101

Fresh 101

Kitchen and café featuring fresh juices and healthy grab-n-go food in West Village Detroit

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Fresh Start CDC, Inc.

Fresh Start CDC, Inc.

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Guadalajara #2

Guadalajara #2

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Ken’s Fruit Market

Ken’s Fruit Market

Multi-site family-owned grocery store in Grand Rapids

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Midtown Fresh

Midtown Fresh

This project will open a second grocery location, offering fresh, affordable food

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Muskegon Food Hub

Muskegon Food Hub

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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North Flint Food Market

North Flint Food Market

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Placita Olvera

Placita Olvera

New mixed use development of Hispanic businesses in Grand Rapids

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Torti Taco

Torti Taco

Battle Creek restaurant serving traditional Mexican recipes with local Michigan produce sourcing

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We the People Growers Association

We the People Growers Association

Third Round 2018 Catalytic Investment Awardee

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Zilke Vegetable Farm

Zilke Vegetable Farm

New year-round retail shop and kitchen space in Milan

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Business Assistance

2016 Catalytic Investment Awards

2016 Catalytic Investment Awards

Six food retail projects shared $380,000 in 2016 awards to grow their capacity to successfully secure financing

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2018 Catalytic Investment Awards

2018 Catalytic Investment Awards

$100K in NEW awards given to ten businesses growing Michigan's good food economy

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Battle Creek Business Boot Camp & Pitch Fest

Battle Creek Business Boot Camp & Pitch Fest

Six Battle Creek food entrepreneurs came together for 3-day intensive training in fall 2016

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Bodega Boot Camp

Bodega Boot Camp

Grocery retailer training in spring 2016 on how to put fresh, healthy food at the center of your store

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Flint Business Boot Camp & Pitch Fest

Flint Business Boot Camp & Pitch Fest

A three-day, intensive training for Flint's good food entrepreneurs in fall 2017

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Grand Rapids Business Boot Camp & Pitch Fest

Grand Rapids Business Boot Camp & Pitch Fest

Fall 2018 training for Grand Rapids food entrepreneurs

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Healthy Food Business Seminar in Detroit

Healthy Food Business Seminar in Detroit

Fall 2018 seminar for Michigan healthy food entrepreneurs

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