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. Each year, a staff led committee selects the recipients for the coming year. Co-op owners are invited to vote for four Community Choice recipients. Final selections are announced at the Annual Owner meeting. 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.