disease prevention through community, gardening and education


University of the Pacific

The Greg and Jessica Coleman Endowment Fund supports the Masters of Clinical Nutrition program at University of the Pacific. Recipients of the award fulfill the program’s clinical requirements in Stanislaus County and work with kids at Modesto Children’s Garden.

American Heart Association

Greg and Jessica Coleman and the Gallo Family Winery are proud supporters of the American Heart Association, which will celebrate 100 years of lifesaving research and training in 2023/2024. Children’s Garden sponsors the Kids HeART Challenge that emphasizes the critical connection between physical health and mental health in school age children. For more information about having your school participate please contact [email protected] 

Love Modesto

Each year, Love Modesto organizes hundreds of citizens to participate in various volunteer projects throughout several cities in our county. Modesto Children’s Garden benefits from the support of these volunteers and leverages it to create transformational change in children and our community.

MO Fresh

As the Visit Modesto website exclaims: Something’s always fresh in Modesto! Our relationship with this program draws attention to its important work and ours! Remember that Modesto’s world-renowned fruit season runs April through August. We encourage you to enjoy all the fun (and delicious!) outdoor activities our area has to offer.

Master Gardeners of Stanislaus County

The UC Davis Master Gardeners of Stanislaus County visit Children’s Garden on the first Thursday of the month at 10am. This passionate group of gardeners brings educational materials and interactive supplies for children to participate at no cost. Children learn about vermiculture, germination and even making scarecrows!

Kaiser Permanente

Volunteers from Kaiser Permanente visit Children’s Garden on a regular basis to help maintain the garden and participate in special projects. Many of the employees also bring their children and enjoy their time together finding meaningful ways to give back to their community!

A Garden Installation Story

See how one of our key partners, Chris McCormick of Grover Landscape turned his gratitude into an opportunity to give back to the entire community.

Thank you to our amazing
supporters and volunteers!

  • Dan Costa
  • Grover Landscape and Design
  • Modesto Rotary Flex
  • Sunrise Rotary
  • Future Business Leaders of America – Gregory High School
  • Improve Your Tomorrow
  • Yosemite Farm Credit 
  • Event Pros Productions – Jeff Chapman Family
  • Jackrabbit – Bob DeMont
  • Chris and Andrew McCormick
  • Arvin Terri Boersma 
  • Love Modesto
  • Strand Ace Hardware
  • Gem State Small Engine Repair – Chris Hanau
  • Chris Carper Landscaping
  • Grimbleby Coleman CPA
  • Gallo Family Winery
  • University of the Pacific
  • McManis Family Vineyards
  • Boersma Brothers Farms
  • Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Off Center Thrift
  • American Heart Association
  • Stanislaus Magazine
  • Tom and Peggy O’Donnell
  • Bob and Christine DeMont
  • Costco
  • Troy and Sarah Myers
  • Lorina’s Edible Garden
  • Mercy Spring Ranch
  • Olson Family Foundation
  • City of Modesto
  • Matt and Claudia Sinclair
  • Gary and Kathy Truitt
  • Lars and Jill Willerup
  • Rhythm on the Range
  • Jim and Patty Duval
  • Angela Ferrarese
  • United Rental
  • Cal Crush
  • Yoderbilt Greenhouses
  • Drew Bean
  • Gabrielle and Sophia Coleman
  • Chalkwild Backpacks
  • Lowes
  • Tom Scott Construction
  • University of California  Master Gardners Program Stanislaus County
  • Kaiser Permanente  KP Cares
  • Greens
  • Gather
  • Mid Valley Promotions
  • Beard Land Development
  • Curt Zimmerman Insurance
  • Colonel John and Mrs. June Rogers
  • Vito’s Trucking
  • Shelby’s Garden and Landscape Designs
  • Rhona Allen La Loma Native Garden
  • Bill Beaty 

From skies to soil


We’re pleased to say that with your support, our efforts over more than a decade to draw attention to Valley Children’s Hospital have helped raise awareness of their services and the amazing work they do. And now, the Pelandale Specialty Care Center is providing even easier access to health services in our area.

But our work’s not done!

We’ve shifted our focus to another critical children’s issue: the unrelenting epidemic of childhood obesity. Learn about the many ways Modesto Children’s Garden [link] is helping address it—through our children’s programs, Farmers Market, beautiful event spaces and more.

Then join us on this journey and become part of the solution!