The Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund provides grants in support of local businesses and organizations whose work enriches our Central Vermont community and furthers our Co-op’s mission of building a dynamic community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems, and thriving cooperative commerce. Our Community Fund endowment began in 2005. With support from member-owners, Twin Pines Cooperative Community Fund and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, the Fund has grown steadily. For the past five years, our Co-op has awarded grants annually - resulting in over $45,000 in charitable giving.
The 2017 Community Fund grant recipients were announced at our recent annual membership meeting:
Barre Area Senior Center - $500 for their cooking class series
Vermont Food Bank - $500 for their VeggieVanGo program in Barre City school
Capstone Community Action - $500 for shelving for food pantry storage
NOFA-VT - $1,150 for their Farm Share program
Good Food, Good Medicine - $1,150 for their family wellness education program
The Growing Peace Project - $1,150 for gardening and gleaning education
Just Basics, Inc. - $1,150 for Montpelier Food Pantry recipe kits
Calais Agriculture Committee/Calais Climate Action Team - $250 for supplies for Gospel Hollow Edible Park
Northfield Community Development Network - $250 for local vendor promotion
2018 Community Fund grant applications will be available by in early July and completed forms will be due by the end of August. Next year's recipients will be announced at the Co-op's annual membership meeting in early November.
Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund. Checks should be made out to Hunger Mountain Co-op with “HMCCF” on the memo line. Donations can be dropped off at our customer service desk or mailed (Hunger Mountain Co-op, Attn: HMCCF, 623 Stonecutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602).