Our 2013 Grants Cycle is now CLOSED!
Our Community Grant Program awards grants of up to $1500 to tax-exempt, non-profit organizations in our region. Our next grant cycle will begin in January 2014.
We consider projects that align with our vision of enhancing health and enriching community, and promote our mission to provide education about food, nutrition and health. All interested organizations with documented tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. You may request grants for up to $1,500. Proposals much match at least one of our grant categories, be submitted in a clearly-written format, and conform to the stated guidelines.
Food and/or Supportive Services for People in Need
Grants in this category fund organizations or projects that strengthen our community by helping those with the greatest unmet needs.
Environmental or Sustainability Education
Grants in this category fund organizations or projects that teach us about our natural world and how we can sustain it and human activities for generations to come.
Grants in this category fund organizations or projects that have a hands-on component to improve or restore our natural environment.
Educational Programs Focused on Food, Nutrition, and Health
Grants in this category fund organizations or projects that teach us where our food comes from, how to prepare food, how to be self sufficient, how to improve overall health, and how food can strengthen communities.
2012 Community Grants
Congratulations to the following non-profit organizations that received
Co-op Community Grants this year. Board member Sheila Carder chaired the Grant Committee which included volunteers Deborah Theos and Becky West, as well as Outreach manager Annie Hoy. As usual, there were more applicants than budget. After the tough decisions were made we awarded just over $23,000 for a wide variety of projects around food and/or supportive services for people in need, environmental stewardship, environmental/sustainability education, and education focused on food, nutrition and health.
- Bee Girl
- John Muir School
- Rose Circle Mentoring Network
- Rogue Valley Farm to School
- Junior League of Jackson Co.
- Talent Great Green Garden
- Bellview Grange
- Sams Valley Elementary
- Ashland Food Angels
- Community Health Center
- Alliance of Forest Workers and Harvesters
- Peace House
- Family Nurturing Center
- Community Works
- Ashland Emergency Food Bank
- Lotus Rising Project
- Neighborhood Food Project
- Children’s Advocacy Center
- Project Dove