The Donations and Grants Committees are composed of worker-owners elected by the Membership whose purpose is to distribute gifts, donations, and grants to selected groups and organizations.Every year the Board of Directors works with the outgoing committees to set the Donations and Grants budget for the coming year. The current Donations and Grants Committees then distribute donations and grants to recipients throughout the year. For the fiscal year 2004-2005, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative awarded approximately $130,000 in grants and donations.
The Donations Committee is made up of two worker-owners who elected annually by the Membership. The purpose of the Donations Committee is to administer donations to local non-profit organizations, groups and projects in our community. The Donations Committee largely provides food donations to organizations that provide on-going services to the community and one-time donations for events organized to support community groups.
The Grants Committee is made up of the members from the Public Relations Committee and Donations Committee. The purpose of the Grants Committee is to award and administer grants to local non-profit organizations, groups and projects. The Grants Committee prioritizes sustaining organizations that benefit our local community and whose goals are consistent with the mission of Rainbow Grocery Cooperative.
Both the Donations and Grants Committees work to support organizations that not only reflect the diversity of our cooperative but also of our larger community. Our goal is to enrich and strengthen local organizations that promote the following:
- Community Development
- Social Justice
- Environmental Protection and Sustainable Agriculture
- The Arts
- Human & Animal Rights
- Health Awareness
To apply for a donation or grant, please first review the additional information linked on the right. You can also view the list of donation recipients in the last fiscal year.