Partners, Funders, & Allies

If you support our work, share our vision that good food should be healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable for all and are interested in working with us in some way, consider becoming an ally or partner.


Good Food Partners are businesses and organizations with whom FoodLab has a formal and ongoing relationship: working together on a project or ongoing program, sharing space, or exchanging resources. Contact us at info [at] if you are interested in a potential partnership.

Current FoodLab partners include:

Allied Media Projects - Allied Media Projects (AMP) cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world serving a network of media makers, artists, educators, and technologists working for social justice. Partnership - FoodLab Detroit and AMP have partnered together to provide locally sourced meals and snacks during AMP’s yearly conference, as well as offering programming through the conference, including FoodLab’s 2017 Network Gathering.






We are grateful to the many sponsors and funders who have made FoodLab's work and projects possible, including:





FoodLab Allies are individuals who are not members, but who support our vision in some practical way, for instance: spreading the word and supporting FoodLab member businesses, volunteering time and talent, passing along resources and connections, serving on our advisory board, or donating money. Our current allies include local business owners, journalists, students, local and state officials, economic development professionals, graphic designers, activists in Detroit and elsewhere, and many other individuals who care about good food in the Detroit region.

Click here to sign up as an ally.

Recent Posts

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In the Media

Hour Detroit
August 1, 2018
3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet

Most accounting rulebooks define “the bottom line” as a company’s net earnings. But back in 1994, the British author and entrepreneurship expert, John Elkington, put forth a different framework for assessing value.

Next City
July 18, 2018
(Photo by Valaurian Waller)

ver the past few years, Detroit community organizer Ora Wise has seen national media outlets hash and re-hash a certain narrative about the city’s developing restaurant scene, highlighting white chefs who grew up outside the city or elsewhere, who were drawn to Motown because of its...

Tostada Magazine
July 13, 2018
What could equitable development look like in Detroit’s food movement?

“Be consistent, be humble, be great, working together collectively, start by listening,” Devita Davison, Executive Director of FoodLab told the intimate Urban Consulate audience. “These principles will guide us into our developments going forward, using food as the conduit to...