DO YOU DO GOOD WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY?
We support you!
We’re committed to supporting nonprofits and organizations doing good things in our community. We invite you to apply for donations!
Your completed application must be received at least 30 days in advance of when the donation is needed in order to be considered. Please read our donation guidelines below before submitting your application (also available in PDF format for download).
BriarPatch Food Co-op is committed to supporting nonprofits and organizations that do good work in our community. Our Ends Policies provide the filter that helps us decide which organizations we donate to financially and in kind. All donation requests are reviewed equitably and are not on a first-come, first-serve basis. Requests must be made via formal application 30 or more days prior to when the donation is needed. Requests can be made for core operating support or project/event support. Only one donation per organization per calendar year.
Eligible organizations must:
Primarily serve Western Nevada County or Placer County.
Be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization OR a cooperative organization OR a local area school.
Focus on improving the quality of life of our community, particularly in the following areas:
- Food & Agriculture
- Arts & Culture
- Community Health & Wellness
- Co-operative Business
- Local Area Schools
- Local Business & Economy
- Social Issues
Ineligible organizations include:
- Organizations that discriminate based on race, religion, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, age, or sexual orientation
- Political groups or those with a strong political agenda Service clubs or fraternal organizations
- National or state groups
- Third-party fundraisers
- Private clubs funded through membership fees
- Sporting events or sports teams
- Individuals Religious Groups
COOPERATIVE ENDS POLICIES
Nonprofit organizations chosen as nonprofit recipients should be in alignment with BriarPatch Food Co-op’s Ends Policies, which can be found on our website at briarpatch.coop/governance.