We are Community Strong

We know giving back feels good. That’s why, on behalf of our owners, we give hundreds of thousands in monetary, food and gift card donations each year. We want you to feel the love, too. Choose your own adventure below and reap the rewards of paying it forward or getting by with a little help from your friends.

The BriarPatch Difference

PatchWorks Program.

Want to make a difference in your community and get an awesome discount at your co-op, too? Become a volunteer! PatchWorks serves to create positive, meaningful and lasting impact in our community through participation and cooperation between BriarPatch, its owners and select nonprofit organizations.

Round Up At The Register.

We pool the generosity of shoppers who round up at the register to raise significant funds for a deserving nonprofit each month. In 2021, Round Up recipients were selected based on their work with groups that have been systemically and culturally oppressed in American history, particularly Black, Indigenous and People of Color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Apples for Gardens.

We donate 10 cents for every pound of apples sold. Every month, a different school or nonprofit-run community garden is featured, and the money raised goes directly to help cover the costs of its garden educators and infrastructure. Want to grow your community garden? Let us know.

Sponsorships.

Sponsorships between BriarPatch and community nonprofits are an annual relationship in which funding is negotiated and mutually agreed upon for the calendar year. Interested organizations may submit a letter of interest which clearly outlines how funds will be used and how the organization aligns with BriarPatch’s Ends Policies.

Cooperative Community Fund

Cooperative Community Fund.

The Co-op participates in the Cooperative Community Fund’s Give Where You Live Campaign. A limited number of grants are available every year. Applications for Cooperative Community Fund grants are accepted through September 30 and grantees will be selected and notified by the end of November.

Patch Donations

BriarPatch Food Co-op is committed to supporting a better world. We do this by giving back to the nonprofit groups and organizations who are doing good work locally and beyond. Our Ends Policies provide the filter that helps us decide which organizations we donate to financially and in-kind each year.
All donation requests are competitive and given a careful and equitable review. To be considered, please submit a formal application at least 30 days in advance of the time when your request is needed. BriarPatch considers donations for general core operating support and more specific project and event support. Please, submit only one donation request per organization per calendar year.
For full donation guidelines, click here.