Help Support Our Goal

Whether you give time, money, or materials, you give because you care and we thank you. Your donation will help Cultivating Hope Farms continue to deliver our services and ongoing education and awareness programs to the Ames, Iowa and surrounding communities.

Help us build Iowa’s 1st Care Farm


Donate Cash Gifts

Cash — and cash equivalents such as checks and credit cards — immediately benefit the people we serve and is often the most convenient and easiest form of giving. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Donate Online

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Donate By Mail

Mail check to Ames Bankers Trust

Bankers Trust
c/o Cultivating Hope Farms
3725 Stange Road
Ames, IA 50010

Donate via Venmo

Username @cultivatinghopefarms



Farm Hand

6 week session for 1 individual



Discovery Supplies

Provides 1 Yyear of supplies for 1 participant



Animal Helper

Provides feed for 1 year for 1 critter

In-Kind Gifts

Cultivating Hope Farms is a working farm. If you have any materials or equipment that you can donate to our cause, please contact us for our current needs.

Material Needs

Hay & Grain

Building Materials

Fencing & Gates

Gravel & Sand


During building and maintenance projects, we can often use the help of farm or construction equipment. If you have access to and are willing to donate the use of any equipment, please contact us.


Our farm and experiences are run on volunteer time. From farming, fixing to peer mentoring, we welcome all volunteers. Check out volunteer page for current needs.


Other Ways to Support

Shop at our Amazon Smile

Simply by shopping at and setting your charity as Cultivating Hope Farms gives back to our farm. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases automatically.

Sponsor a Luncheon at Your Workplace

Invite your colleagues to lunch to learn more about the program and ways they can help support the youth of our community. We’ll provide Cultivating Hope Farms informational materials and guest speaker.

Garage Sale or Car Wash for Kids

Gather your kids and neighbors together for a community garage sale, car wash, bake sale, or other fun event with the proceeds to benefit the Cultivating Hope Farms program. We’ll supply the informational materials.

Share Personal/Professional Resources

Determine who among your friends and family/professional network would like to learn more about our program and help us get the word out to them in a way that is respectful of them and your relationship(s).

Do you have another ideas or ways to help?

We’d love to hear about them! Contact us today.

Thank you!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts – we couldn’t do this without YOU!