One way that Seward Co-op lives its Ends statement to “sustain a healthy community” is through robust community grant programs.
The SEED program is a simple yet powerful community giving program 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. The Seward Community Fund (SCF) grant also supports community organizations—these grants are smaller, but come directly from co-op resources.
One SEED recipient per quarter will be a “community choice” recipient. Seward Co-op owners will be able to vote to select four SEED recipients from a finalist list reviewed by a grant committee comprised of co-op staff.
Is your organization interested in applying?
Simply visit seward.coop/applyforseed for instructions. The application deadline is June 30.