Sustainability

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS AND DONATIONS 2022

The Community Grants & Donations Committee at Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op is seeking grant applications from local nonprofit organizations. The Co-op has reserved  $4600 from 2021 store profits to award to area nonprofit organizations that help provide food and housing for community members in need, as well as events, programs, and services targeting health, wellness, and nutrition.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022. You will find eligibility, qualifications, and requirements here and you can download an application here.

Ukiah Natural Foods is guided by The International Cooperative Principles, which include a commitment to work for the sustainable development of local communities. The Co-op Community Grants & Donations program is a reflection of this commitment. Beyond that, we're dedicated to cultivating a culture of people who appreciate farmers and real food. Together, we're doing our part to nourish the place we call home.

 

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OUR COMMITMENT

In addition to supporting our community in a variety of ways, Ukiah Natural Foods works to reduce waste, create living wage jobs, and embrace energy saving technologies and ideas. We know that in order for a place to grow and stay well, everyone must do their part. We try to lead by example and invite everyone in Ukiah to do the same!

 

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Co-op Farm Loan Program

The Co-op's Farm Loan Program provides low interest loans to local farmers in order to expand their business. The deadline for 2021 loans has passed. The next loan cycle will begin in late 2021.

Farm Loan Program

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Our 2021 Community Grants & Donations recipients can be found here.  Application for 2022 grants will be available in late 2021.  Check back later for the grant application.

Do you know of a local non-profit that could benefit from our Round Up at the Register program?  Round Up at the Register gives Co-op shoppers the opportunity to donate to a different local non-profit organization each month.

To be considered for the program, please complete this form and email to outreach@ukiahcoop.com or drop it off at the Customer Service Counter.