Partners and Supporters


Tulane University


This project was incubated by Tulane University and the Tulane City Center, and Grow Dat is now a partner of Tulane University, engaging students and faculty who provide programmatic and technical support.

Created to compliment existing K–8th grade food education programs in New Orleans, most notably the Edible Schoolyard, the concept for Grow Dat Youth Farm grew out of the strong partnership between the Tulane City Center and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network.

Tulane City Center is a founding partner of Grow Dat, creating the vision and developing both physical (our Eco Campus) and programmatic plans for the project. Grow Dat provides an exciting real-world learning context for Tulane faculty, students, and staff. In turn, there is broad interest and support throughout the University for Grow Dat and multiple departments provide technical assistance.

Watch this short film about our organizational history to learn more about Grow Dat’s relationship with Tulane.



Coco Hut, Pagoda Cafe, Carmo & Windowsill Pies

Blue Oak BBQ, Cavan & LaBoca Steakhouse



Maypop & Mopho

Shaya Restaurant

Cochon + Pêche + Link + Stryjewski Foundation

1000 Figs

MoPho + Maypop

High Hat, Primitivo, Ancora, La Boca

Fleur de Lis Rentals

Pelican Rentals 



The contributors below gave $1,000 or more in FY18


W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Barksdale Family Fund

Mike and Lynn Coatney Family Foundation

Cricket Island Foundation

Foundation for Louisiana

Whole Kids Foundation

Fox Family Foundation

Zemurray Family Foundation

Emily’s Bloomin’ Youth Fund

Newman’s Own Foundation

Goldring Family Foundation

RosaMary Foundation

Cathy and Hunter Pierson

Christa and William Payne

Lester Fant

Gaudet Fund

Boatner Reily Family Foundation

Jim and Donna Barksdale

New Orleans Town Gardeners

Mary F. Wisdom Foundation

Shauna Peet

Tyler and Rebecca Coatney

Clif Bar Family Foundation


Mike Posner

Victoria Snider

Kevin Wilkins

Emily Schoenbaum

Maureen Long

Keith LeBlanc

Claire Hohensee

Backes Family Fund

Todd Gordon and Susan Federer

Patricia Unangst

Mumford Family Foundation

Aaron and Sarah Neville

Forstmann Foundation

Janet Parrish

Sandra Hernandez

Nicole Russell

Gary Sernovitz