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.
2020 SEED Application Opens June 5
The application period for the 2020 SEED grant program is open through July 31, 2019.
All applications must be submitted using our online application form.
If you have questions about the program, or know of a group we should invite, contact Laura Steiger at 360-734-8158 ext. 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 SEED Recipients
Please support these organizations in the following months. The Co-op received applications from 43 worthy organizations for the 2019 donation program. Congratulations to the following 12 organizations!
January — HomesNow!
February — Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
March — FuturesNW
April — Cascadia Volunteer Advocacy
May — Bellingham Piano Rescue
June — Safe Storage PNW
July — Lhaq'temish Foundation/Paddle to Lummi
August — The Community Boating Center
September — Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center
October — Assistance League of Bellingham
November — Growing Veterans
December — Vamos Outdoors Project