The Coop Council created the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund (HMCCF) in 2005 as a charitable giving program. HMCCF provides financial support to businesses, organizations and initiatives aligned with our Mission. Past grants have supported local businesses in need of start-up capital, construction of key infrastructure projects like community kitchens, and local activism on food-related issues in central Vermont.
Thanks to generous donations from our Member-Owners and our partnerships with Twin Pines Cooperative Community Fund and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, our community fund has continued to grow steadily. In 2015, the total of Cooperative Community Fund grants awarded reached $10,000. Community grant recipients include Another Way, Christ Church Full Ladle Soup Kitchen, Jupiter Farm, Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Salvation Farms, Sobremesa, Twin Valley Senior Center, Unitarian Church Montpelier Community Lunch and the Vermont Foodbank.
This year we will give strong priority to:
• projects designed to support local foods systems development and
• smaller-scale targeted projects.
How to apply:
Download the 2016 application here. Completed applications are due by August 31. Applications will be reviewed by the HMCCF Committee and The Coop’s Council. Awards will be announced at The Coop’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 3.