Since 2011, Seward Co-op’s SEED program has raised nearly $2,485,000 for local organizations. Without all of you, this community grant funding would not be possible. To reach $2.5 million in SEED grants, we invite community members to collectively donate $15,000 by our Annual Owner Meeting in October. Learn about the SEED program and how we can reach this goal together as a community.
What is SEED?
One way Seward Co-op lives its Ends Statement to “sustain a healthy community” is through robust community grants. 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. The average donation is around $0.50. Each year, a staff-led committee selects the recipients for the coming year. Co-op shoppers are invited to vote for four Community Choice recipients. Final selections are announced at the Annual Owner Meeting each fall. All funds donated at the register are given directly to the recipient organization at the end of each month, often totaling over $10,000 per month. We are currently accepting applications for 2023 SEED recipients, learn how to apply here.