Give Back to our Community
Part of the mission of the Co-op is to serve our community. We do this through education, event sponsorships, various types of donations, grants, and loans.
Sponsorships & Donations
Submit information about your local event for sponsorship consideration. Contact Kevin Murphy or 360-734-8158 ext. 220.
Small donation requests range from $20-$50. Complete our Donation Request Form for a donation or gift card good for purchase of Co-op food/goods for community meetings, fundraising events, or other functions. Contact Kevin Murphy, or 360-734-8158 ext. 220.
MAC Grant Requests
The Member Affairs Committee awards four $400 grants to nonprofit organizations every year. Contact Jean Rogers or 360-734-8158 ext. 217.
Community Shopping Days
Every year the Co-op Board of Directors selects 12 community organizations to receive a Community Shopping Day. Selected organizations receive 2 percent of one day’s sales and the opportunity to educate shoppers about their programs in the Co-op newsletter and with in-store displays.
The application period for 2014 is closed. Applications for 2015 will be accepted July 1 – September 1, 2014.
If you have any questions, contact Karl Meyer or 360-734-8158 ext. 160.
2014 Community Shopping Days recipients
There are two ways to support these organizations.
1. Shop the third Saturday of the month. The Co-op donates 2% of total sales from this day.
2. Donate the Difference–you can round up your purchase at the register on any day of the month and “Donate the Difference.”
January 18 – Growing Veterans
February 15 – Sterling Bike Works
March 15 – Bellingham High School Band Boosters
April 19 – Friends of Island Library (FOIL)
May 17 – Pails-n-Trails 4-H Club
June 21 – Catholic Community Services Homeless Housing Program
July 19 – LAW Advocates
August 16 – Community to Community Development
September 20 – Common Threads Farm and School Garden Collective
October 18 – Conservation Northwest
November 15 – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
December 20 – Futurewise Whatcom
Learn more about the Farm Fund. You can add your support for local agriculture by donating to the Farm Fund at the registers when you shop at the Co-op. For more information about the fund contact Farm Fund Administrator Jean Rogers or 360-734-8158 ext. 217.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
See our current list of 2014 CSA Farm List.