Cooperative Community Fund
Cooperative Community Fund (CCF)
Download an application here.
The Cooperative Community Fund (CCF) also known as “Give Where You Live” is an endowment fund, established by a group of cooperatives to enable community giving. The fund- interest earned each year on the principal- is donated by each sponsoring co-op to nonprofits and cooperatives in their community as cash grants.
While the co-op donates goods and funds to a wide variety of local non-profit organizations throughout the year, we also seek opportunities to increase the CCF.
YOU can take part in this community giving by:
· Making a monetary donation of any amount at any register at the co-op
· Mailing a check to the co-op marked: CCF Donation
· Owners can donate their fiscal year-end Refunds at the register or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing, state that you would like to donate the Refund to the CCF. Include your full name and the phone number on the account.
· Purchase the new biography, “Co+opportunity: The Rise of a Community-Owned Market,” written by one of four founding owners, David J. Thompson. The books are available at the co-op. The cost is $10. All sales from the book will be donated to the CCF.
Examples of previous CCF recipients are:
UCLA's Student Food Co-op- a student-owned, cooperatively run market & café that educates students about food systems, trains students to manage a sustainable business, and provides a warm, welcoming space where people can come to learn and be part of a community.
Its mission: provide fresh, delicious, sustainable food for the UCLA community, celebrate the artisic and cultural vibrancy of our campus, and bring people together." Read more here!
SÜPRMARKT- a low cost organic grocery servicing low income communities in LA. It operates weekly, providing 100% organic produce to make great health and healing available to the communities which need it most.
Ocean Park Community Center- an independent, community-supported organization in which staff, volunteers and clients work with mutual respect to address the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The agency's programs are designed to remove barriers to access the resources individuals need to ensure their survival, end their victimization and improve their quality of life.
Seeds to Plate Program- an academically integrated, standards-based middle school garden program. It promotes a healthy lifestyle while providing hands-on garden experiences for students, families and staff at Mark Twain Middle School, LAUSD.
School on Wheels, Inc.- provides academic tutoring to children living in shelters, motels, cars, group foster homes and on the streets in Southern California. They provide homeless students stability in a time of stress and transition, and help them achieve educational success so that they may break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.