Grants & Donations

photo by Bruce Silcox, courtesy of Hope Community


From early on in its history, Seward Co-op has made it a priority to give back to the community. One of our Scorecard commitments reads: “We measure our success by how well we commit to financial goals that allow us to maximize our profits in the support of our values and the values of the community.” Find more information about our various grants and donations below.

Grant and Donation Programs

  • SEED round-up program. In 2011, the co-op launched SEED, a fundraising program that allows customers to “round-up” their grocery bill for recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community.

  • Seward Community Fund (SCF). The Seward Community Fund (SCF) embodies our co-op's commitment to grow not just as a business, but also as a community resource for organizations whose work aligns with our vision for a healthy community.

  • Community Donations Program. Seward Co-op gift cards enable dozens of community nonprofits to purchase food for fundraising or volunteer events for their organizations.

In addition to these donation programs, the co-op provides monetary sponsorships for local events and nonprofits. These sponsorships have supported a wide range of organizations and causes aligned with the values of the cooperative movement.

More information on each of these is available via the menu at left.