Grants & Donations


One way Seward Co-op lives its Ends Statement to “sustain a healthy community” is through robust community grant and donation programs.

Seward Community Co-op Grant Opportunities

  • SEED round-up program: 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, often totaling over $20,000 per month.

  • Seward Community Fund (SCF): SCF grants are awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 per recipient; this grant money comes directly from co-op resources.

  • Cycle Perks Grant: One Cycle Perks Grant of $1,000 is awarded annually to a bike-related organization as part of our commitment to positive environmental impacts through promoting alternative transportation.

We are now accepting applications for Seward Community Co-op Grant Opportunities. To apply, please visit our grant application page. The deadline is June 30, 2019.

Gift Card Donations

  • 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.