Weaver Street Market awards grants each year to local nonprofits for community projects that focus on “Access to Healthy Food.”
The grants come from our Cooperative Community Fund (CCF), a sustainable endowment fund for community donations. WSM grows the endowment fund through contributions from owners and shoppers, including the purchase of Hope for the Holiday products, proceeds from wine shows and co-op events, and donated owner dividends and shares. The endowment’s current value is $342,816.
Grants are paid from the interest that the endowment fund generates. Each year, a committee of consumer owners and worker owners evaluates grant applications and selects recipients. Since its first grant award in 2006, the CCF has awarded grants to 42 local nonprofit organizations for a total of more than $80,560.
Grants totaling $11,999 were awarded this year to three local non-profits for community projects that focus on providing locally grown produce for children and families at risk for hunger. Read here about this year’s recipients and past recipients.