Let me begin by offering my sincere gratitude to all of you who have opted to round up for the Seed Sowers at the registers. Because of your continuing generosity, we’ve already raised over $12,000 for our Co-op’s Cooperative Community Fund.
The Moscow Food Co-op is one of 40 food co-ops nationally that participate in the Cooperative Community Fund program. This fund has over $3.5million in total assets that are all invested ONLY in the development of cooperatives.
Our investment earned just over $348.00 in interest in 2016 and we now get to put that money back into our community through our Seed Sowers Grant program. Any community group or organization with a federal tax ID # with a project in one of the following categories may apply for a grant.
1. Environment – environmental projects, recycling, alternative transportation, etc.
2. Community – healthcare, social services, service groups, community groups, etc.
3. Farming & Hunger – alternative agriculture, organic farming, food banks, etc.
4. Cooperatives – co-op organizations, co-op development, co-op education, co-op projects, etc.
The Co-op’s Community Contributions Committee will make all funding decisions. Applications are available on the Co-op’s website at moscowfood.coop/seedsowersgrantapp and are due by October 31st, 2017.
Every penny rounded up at the register contributes to the interest we earn and can give back to our community each year.
Let’s grow something good!
-Melinda C. Schab
Moscow Food Co-op General Manager