Every year the Co-op Member Affairs Committee and Board of Directors selects 12 community organizations to participate in our SEED program.
SEED program recipients receive 2% of the Co-op's total sales on their designated Community Shopping Day and all register donations made during the month. Organizations also have the opportunity to educate shoppers about their programs in the Co-op newsletter and with in-store displays.
There are two ways to support these organizations.
- 2% Saturdays: Shop the third Saturday of the month. The Co-op donates 2% of total sales from this day.
- Donate the Difference: Round up your purchase at the register on any day and 100% of your donation is given directly to that month's SEED recipient.
2019 SEED Application Period is Closed
The application period for the 2019 SEED grant program has closed. The 2019 recipients will be announced in December. Good luck to all the applicants.
If you have questions about your application, contact Kris Buettner at 360-734-8158 ext. 309 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 SEED Recipients
Please support these organizations in the following months. The Co-op received more than 60 worthy applications for the 2018 donation program. Congratulations to the following 12 organizations!
January — Whatcom Human Rights Task Force
February — Growing Alliances
March — Let’s Move! Blaine
April — Communities in Schools of Whatcom County
May — ReUse Works
June — Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY)
July — Brigid Collins Family Support Center
August — Whatcom Food Network
September — Whatcom Peace & Justice Center
October — Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
November — Community to Community (C2C)
December — The Humanitas Ministry of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship