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 Donation Totals—It All Adds Up!
In 2019, the Co-op donated $26,197.40 from 2% Saturdays. Register donations for the year totaled $1,614.57.
2020 SEED Recipients
We are pleased to welcome these organizations to the 2020 SEED program. After a thorough and thoughtful application review process by the Co-op’s Member Affairs Committee, our Board of Directors approved these 12 organizations as this year’s SEED recipients.
January — Birchwood Food Desert Fighters
February — Northwest Indian College Foundation
March — Bellingham Girls Rock Camp
April — Ferndale Community Service Cooperative
May — Friends of the Deming Library
June — Make.Shift
July — Our Treehouse
August — The Whatcom Dream
September — Common Threads
October — Northwest Youth Services
November — Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
December — Whatcom Family YMCA
2021 SEED Application Opens Soon
The application period for the 2021 SEED grant program will open this summer. Please check back for updates.