The Moscow Food Co-op Seed Sowers Fund is our Co-op’s Cooperative Community Fund (CCF). A CCF is an endowment food co-ops can sponsor for the purpose of more effectively managing and growing their giving programs. Administered by Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation (TPCF), the CCF program puts into tightly knit practice three cooperative principles: member economic participation, cooperation among cooperatives, and concern for community.
Contributions to the SSF double the strength of a donated dollar. The interest earned on the principal donated to our fund will be returned to us each year to award to local organizations—the more money we raise for our fund, the more we can donate to our community.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
1. Shoppers can now round up their grocery bill at any register and donate the change to the SSF. For instance if your total is $16.22, you can round up your bill to the closest dollar ($17.00, in this case) and donate $0.78 to the SSF. You can also donate independent of your grocery bill if you wish.
2. We are in the process of developing a Seed Sowers Advisory Committee made up of staff and Participating Owners who will be responsible for raising funds for the SSF, as well. This group will determine key players in our community and fun and innovative fundraising techniques in order to build our fund. If you're interested in serving on this committee, please email Willow Venzke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. During years in which the Board votes to disperse patronage dividends, owners will also have the opportunity to donate their dividend to the SSF.
*The Dime in Time grant will still exist and we hope to eventually make the SSF an option for bag refunds. Impulse Giving will still exist at the registers for a small group of nonprofits.