Proposals Sought for the 2018 Community Grants
The funding cycle for the 2018 Co-op Community Grants for nonprofit organizations is now open.
Every spring, for more than 20 years, we’ve been donating to area nonprofits through our Community Grant program. We are committed to creating healthy, sustainable communities and this program helps us fulfill that commitment by supporting the amazing work of local nonprofits. The Community Grant program is also the highlight of Cooperative Principle 7, Concern for Community, and is something we take to heart.
We consider projects that align with our vision of enhancing health and enriching community, and promote our mission to provide education about food, nutrition and health. Projects must also have an embedded sustainability component that relates to a smaller environmental footprint. These are small grants of up to $1500. This year’s application is paperless.
Non profit organizations can ask for program funding in one of our four grant categories:
Food and/or Supportive Services for People in Need
Environmental or Sustainability Education
Educational Programs Focused on Food, Nutrition, and Health
Applicants must have documented tax-exempt status. Requests for personnel or construction costs are not eligible.
Here is the link to the application. The online application must be completed by Friday, March 23, 2018. Funds are distributed at a Grant Award event in May. If you have questions about whether your project is eligible for a Community Grant, please contact Annie Hoy, 541-552-5443 or [email protected] or Mahlea Rasmussen at [email protected]
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