Community Advocacy and Donations
As a cooperative, one of our core principles is Concern for Community. Because of this, Community Co-op Market is dedicated to enriching the lives of the people in our area, through supporting other local businesses and non-profit organizations.
Community Advocacy and Donations Policy
Community Co-op Market will advocate for and consider requests for donations from organizations with the following attributes:
- Secular non-profit charities
- Working to improve the health and wellness of our community by:
- Improving food access
- Reducing hunger and increasing food security
- Improving nutrition and community health
- Growing the local food system
- Supporting local conservation of natural resources
- Strengthening a local inclusive economy, including improvements to racial equity
Community Co-op Market will not consider donations for:
- Political candidates or organizations
- Religious organizations
- Private clubs
- Sporting events or teams
- Sponsorship of individuals
Donations may only be used to fund efforts or issues within a CCM community.
Change for the Community Register Round-up
Help support non-profit organizations by contributing to Change for the Community Register Round-ups! Every time you check-out at CCM, you can round your transaction total up to the nearest dollar amount. The difference goes into a collective Change for the Community fund. Each month we'll select a local 501c3 organization as the recipient of those funds (every single penny goes straight to the non-profit organization chosen for that month). It's that simple. We'll let you know who the recipient is each month, so you can decide if and when you'd like to contribute. Your pocket change can make a big impact when it's combined with your neighbors.
We need your help! Let us know which local 501c3 organizations we should consider for future drives, and our staff will vote to select a new recipient each month.
>> Submit your nominations here <<
Please supply in as much information as you are able.
Our current Change for the Community recipient:
Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through their network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.
Founded in 1982 as the Food Bank of Tallahassee, Second Harvest began by picking up prepared and perishable food at local restaurants and grocery stores (“food rescue”). In 1986 they joined America’s Second Harvest – the Nation’s Food Bank Network, now called Feeding America. Feeding America is a network of more than 200 food banks that each has a defined service area.
Support for their programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from individuals, grants from foundations, workplace giving campaigns and corporate sponsorship and cause-related marketing are all sources from which they receive generous financial support with which to carry out their mission.