Weaver Street Market gives 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 the April and October wine shows, and donated owner dividends and shares. The endowment’s current value is $305,000.
A committee composed of consumer-owners and worker-owners evaluates the grant applications and selects the recipients. Since its first grant award in 2006, the CCF has awarded grants to 36 local nonprofit organizations for a total of over $49,970. The grants are paid from the annual interest accrued on the endowment fund.