The Co-op's commitment to our community goes beyond good food. Supporting the local community through charitable giving, store donations and special events is very important to the Co-op. We host and sponsor local events big and small, emphasizing agriculture, the arts, athletics and education.


Part of being a cooperative business means we are committed to our community and have a budget for donations and sponsorships. We donate to as many groups as possible on a first come first served basis, and wish we could donate to everyone, but funds are limited.

We are happy to consider requests for donations and sponsorships from any local, non-profit group or event. Please submit your requests as far in advance as possible; two weeks is best for a typical donation ($20 gift certificate that can be used as an auction item or used to purchase food or other products). Several months is best for sponsorships, which are reviewed monthly for events that are three to four months out.

Please submit your request in writing and leave at Customer Service in either store or email to Jolie Harvey. We look forward to hearing your requests!

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Community Round UpYour small change can make a big difference for our community! You can now round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and we’ll donate the difference to the Cooperative Community Fund (CCF). See below for more about CCF.

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Co-op Community Fund

What is CCF?
CCF is a collection of funds where the fund’s appreciation/earnings are gifted to local non-profit organizations annually through a granting process. Co-op employees, members, and shoppers for the past 21 years have given donations directly to CCF to build the endowment, which in turn enables the Fund to underwrite local projects. The funds are distributed as grant awards for special community projects each year.

"The Cooperative Community Fund (CCF) is a permanent endowment established and directed by members of the North Coast Cooperative, which awards grants to support projects and the work of community organizations in Humboldt County. Through collaborative grant making the Fund seeks to strengthen the community by emphasizing projects and activities that promote democratic cooperative principles, community development and food security.”

How does CCF support the Community?

CCF makes grants to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations and/or public schools on an annual basis. The current focus for CCF grants are projects that address at least one of the three following areas:

Sustainable Agriculture
Food Security (defined as the access to a safe supply of quality food to all aspects of a community)
Food Nutrition and Education

Organizations that received grant awards 2014-2015

Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Farm to School Program
Discovery Museum
Children’s Health and Active Living Initiative
Food for People
Increasing Food Security through Food Recovery
Fortuna Adventist Community Services
Fortuna Community Garden Project
Fuente Nueva Charter School
School Garden
Healy Senior Center

Senior Congregate Meal Program

Humboldt Senior Resource Center
Local, Nutritious Senior Lunches
Festejando Nuestra Salud/Celebrating Our Heath
Lost Coast High Learning Center
Community Garden Project
North Star Quest Camp
Wellness Education at North Start Quest Camp



How to Apply
Download the Granting Guidelines 2015 form and create a proposal. Keep in mind the CCF Reporting Form 2015-2016 that will need to filled out at the end of the project, if funded.

All proposals must be postmarked by November 1. Groups applying are notified in December and checks are awarded in January at a check ceremony. A reporting form, including photos, is due at the completion of each funded project. CCF Reporting Form for 2014-2015 (PDF)

For more information, contact our CCF Liaison at (707) 382-3109

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