Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund

Since 2011, the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund has distributed a total of $52,952 in community grants. These annual grants provide financial support to businesses, organizations, and initiatives aligned with the Co-op’s mission of building dynamic communities of healthy individuals and sustainable local food systems. 

This year’s Community Fund grant application period is complete. We will be accepting new applications in July. Click here to be added to our application mailing list. 

2017 Hunger Mountain Co-op Community Fund grant to support the expansion of Gospel Hollow Edible Park
“The Gospel Hollow Edible Park (GHEP) has surpassed any of our hopes and dreams. It has become a well-known park in the town of Calais and has a lot of excitement around it. We’ve logged hundreds of volunteer hours from now well over 50 individual volunteers. The park started just a year ago, now has five pear trees, five apple trees, two plum trees, six hazelnut trees, rhubarb, raspberries, and a large herb garden.
The park would never have been founded without our 2017 HMCCF grant. These funds have been the driving force behind the creation of what is now a thriving community food and conservation resource.”
 – Jamie Moorby, Calais Climate Action Team

In 2018, the total grants awarded reached $7,650. Below is a list of the full list of recipients, how much they received for a grant, and the projects they are working on:

Capstone Community Action Add freezer capacity to Capstone Community Action’s food shelf $     1,000
Good Samaritan Haven Charitable Meals Purchase new commercial freezer $     1,150
Salvation Farms Outfitting our Lamoille Valley Gleaning cooler space $     1,500
Steadyfoot Farm Increasing Cold Storage Capacity at Steadyfoot Farm $        500
Twin Valley Senior Center Commercial Freezer Purchase $     1,500
Ananda Gardens Barn retrofit for wash/pack station $        500
Another Way Community Center Commercial Kitchen Stove Upgrade $     1,500

Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund! Checks should be made out to Hunger Mountain Co-op with HMCCF on the memo line and dropped off at our customer service desk or mailed to:
Hunger Mountain Co-op
623 Stonecutters Way
Montpelier, VT 05602

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