The Seward Co-op SEED program is a way in which we reach our Ends. The SEED program is a simple yet powerful community giving opportunity that allows customers to “round-up” their grocery bill for recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community. All funds donated at the register are given directly to the recipient organization at the end of each month. Pre-pandemic it was not uncommon for monthly SEED round-ups to total $20,000 or more. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have noticed a decline in monthly SEED totals. Please consider rounding up your purchase or tacking on any extra dollar amount to support the work of our SEED recipients.
Community Choice SEED Results
A Seward Co-op staff-led committee chose eight of the twelve SEED recipients from a pool of applicants. During the 2023 Annual Owner Meeting we announced the 2024 SEED recipients selected by the staff-led committed–listed below–, our People Powered Perks recipient and the result of the Community Choice vote. This year’s People Powered Perks grants recipient is Full Cycle Bike Shop.
Seward Co-op owners and customers are invited annually to select four of twelve SEED recipients in Community Choice voting. All SEED Community Choice finalists receive a $1,000 grant through the Seward Community Fund. The four organizations selected as the 2024 SEED Community Choice recipients are East Phillips Neighborhood Institute, Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, Roosevelt Culinary Arts, and Tamales y Bicicletas. Thank you to all those who voted!
Learn more about all of the 2024 SEED recipients below.