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The Kootenay Co-op Community Grants Program offers up to $500 for community projects or initiatives that help us towards our Vision: We envision thriving communities with resilient food systems, where all people have access to affordable food that is healthy for our bodies, our communities, and the Earth. These grants are funded by our generous members through the tip jars at the café checkout!
Community Grants are available to local organizations for community projects, programs or initiatives. Successful applications will include specifics about the project and its impact on our local community, alignment with our Vision, the ability of organizer(s) to complete the project, and how our Co-op’s contribution fits within the overall budget. Organizations and programs can receive a maximum of one Kootenay Co‑op Community Grant per 12-month period. Organizations must acknowledge the Kootenay Co‑op’s contribution in their project materials.
1. Complete Community Grant Application. If you need more space to explain your project, additional materials are welcome.
2. Submit the completed application to Customer Service or electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. A committee of Kootenay Co-op staff, Board and members will review applications and make grant awards on a quarterly basis.
Applications Due: December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, September 1st
To browse recent recipients, head here: Community Grants
If you can demonstrate alignment with our Vision, Mission, and Values, we want to hear from you! Please fill out the Community Grant Application and submit it by the next deadline!