Cultivate Coffee & Tap House

Help us finish renovations and launch our community space! #cultivateypsi

Ypsilanti, MI Causes

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Cultivate Community--pending 501c3. approved is a Registered 501(c)(3), Tax ID 47-3416760.


What Is Cultivate?

We are a non-profit coffee and tap house in the heart of Depot Town in Ypsilanti, Michigan. We exist to partner with our community to provide sustainable solutions for hunger relief through local and global gardening programs. 

Craft | Community | Cause 

These are our three value areas. We're obsessed with having an excellent craft (coffee and beer), about creating an amazing community (through affinity groups, hosting events, supporting the arts, serving as a concert venue, etc.), and investing in worthy causes (global and local hunger relief). We invite our employees, volunteers, customers, vendors, and city to engage with us at whatever level they feel comfortable! We will employ the practice of open book management; an accounting method that allows employees and volunteers to serve as informed partners in the growth of our organization.  

The Project 

We are in the process of renovating a 2,100 square-foot former auto electric shop in the heart of Depot Town. Isn't she gorgeous?  

We own a half acre, which includes land off the back of our property that will allow us more parking as well as an outdoor gathering space and community garden! We will work with volunteers to manage the garden, whose produce will go back into local food banks.  

Our vision is to repurpose this building into community space. We want it to fit creatives, professionals, neighbors, parents, coffee lovers, and community organizations; in short, everyone. To this end, our layout includes a small stage for concerts and events, individual seating, stand-up bars, community tables, and a kid's area. Much of the space will feel like an outdoor beer garden brought inside!  

We are planning a high-end coffee bar for espresso drinks and pour-overs as well as a custom bar with over 30 rotating Michigan beer taps. We will have several areas for groups to use for meetings, great workspace for individuals, awesome internet availability, and a staff trained in hospitality to serve you.  

Building renovations are underway to create this special space. In addition to extensive cleaning, painting, and restorative work to transform an auto shop into a coffee and tap house, we have refinished the original wood floors and are pursuing major construction with electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. This is where we need you! Please help us finish our construction and make Cultivate a reality!

Here are a few pictures of Cultivate in its current state: 

The Impact 

We believe that Cultivate will serve the community as a center for connection and education. We want to create relationships with our customers that matter and invite them to be part of something bigger in the world. Much of our staff will be comprised of volunteers working alongside the core team of employees, which will allow literally hundreds of people to be involved!  
We are inviting a community to gather around the craft of coffee and beer to impact the cause of world hunger. Together we can make an impact to alleviate hunger through our love of coffee and beer.

JOIN US! 
You can follow this journey on our Facebook page as we seek to raise $50,000 and double your gift with the generous $50,000 Pure Michigan MEDC gift match! 

For Offline Donations (WILL be included in the match)
Please make checks payable to Cultivate Community and mail to:
Cultivate
c/o Bekah Wallace
709 Indianola

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

 

This campaign ends Sunday, May 3rd so please have checks mailed in time to participate in the match!

  



Give $25 or more

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SHOW IT

Cultivate vinyl sticker printed by local Ypsi print shop VG Kids & a shout out on our Facebook page!

Give $65 or more

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CARRY IT

Your choice of a high quality Cultivate market tote printed by local Ypsi print shop VG kids; perfect for the upcoming farmer’s market season! OR a specialty Cultivate bottle opener. Both include rewards from SHOW IT level.

Give $100 or more

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BELONG TO IT: COFFEE

One-year membership to the Cultivate coffee mug club! Membership begins on our launch date and benefits include exclusive invites to private cuppings as well as discounts on coffee bar drinks.

Give $100 or more

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BELONG TO IT: BEER

One-year membership to the Cultivate beer mug club! Membership begins on our launch date and benefits include exclusive invites to special tap releases as well as discounts on pints and growler fills. (must be 21 or over)

Give $175 or more

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BELONG TO IT: COFFEE & BEER

One-year membership to both mug clubs! (see above for details)

Give $250 or more

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OWN IT: COFFEE

One-Year membership to the Cultivate coffee mug club, and your very own custom Cultivate coffee tin (think of it as a growler for coffee beans) and 2 Cultivate Coffee Mugs; complete with one complimentary tin fill of your choice.

Give $250 or more

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OWN IT: BEER

One-Year membership to the Cultivate beer mug club, and your very own custom Cultivate 1L growler and 2 nonic pint glasses; complete with two complimentary 16 oz. beverage fills. (must be 21 or over)

Give $400 or more

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OWN IT: BOTH COFFEE & BEER

Includes membership to both mug clubs and rewards for the OWN IT coffee and beer levels.

Give $500 or more

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EXPERIENCE IT: COFFEE

Learn how to brew the same cup of coffee at home as you get at the best coffee shops. You and three friends will learn the latest information available on the science and art of brewing coffee with hands-on experience. Explore the history and culture of coffee while learning what it takes to make the perfect cup! A goodie bag full of Cultivate items will be included at the end of your class.

Give $500 or more

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EXPERIENCE IT: BEER

Our “Behind the Beer" Class will be a fun and educational experience for you and three friends. You will spend some time looking at the history of beer while tasting each ingredient that goes into the beers you enjoy. We will walk through the brewing process together and share a few specialty beverages. This is a great out-of the ordinary experience and will include a Cultivate goodie bag and the end of your class. (must be 21 or over)

Give $1000 or more

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CELEBRATE IT

Two tickets to a private pre-launch party at Cultivate Coffee & Tap House complete with goodie bag at the door. You will get a chance to celebrate with other donors as well as get a first look at Cultivate before we open our doors!

Give $2500 or more

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FOREVER A PART OF IT

Recognition as a founding member of Cultivate. Your name will be displayed on a wood plaque in the shop for years to come! Also includes 4 tickets to our private pre-launch party complete with goodie bag at the door. Your chance to celebrate with other donors before we open our doors!

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