Calgary Co-op’s total community investment was $3.9 million in 2015. This includes in-kind donations, funding for community programs and charitable donations.
One of our areas of giving is through the Co-op Community Foundation. Our primary focus is food security. We are helping to provide easy access to affordable, healthy food and proper nutritional habits to local families who are struggling to provide this basic need.
With a desire to impact food security in our community we have three areas of focus.
It’s easy to take food for granted. But we should always remember that for many families in Calgary, this basic necessity is simply out of reach.
The Co-op Community Foundation is supporting local initiatives that help break the cycle of food poverty. Our goal is easy access to healthy food and proper nutritional habits, empowering local families who are struggling to provide this basic need.
As a store built around the community, not just in it, we’re proud to introduce our Meals the Matter program. We hope you’ll join us in providing healthy food to neighbours who could use a little help.
It’s easy to contribute to the Meals that Matter program by donating a portion of your yearly Co-op membership earnings.
As a Co-op member, you earn Revved Up Rewards grocery coupons for every litre of fuel purchased at any of our 29 Gas Bar locations. Simply donate these coupons, printed on your fuel receipt, to the Meals that Matter boxes at any Co-op Food Centre check out.
Any contributions you can make will help to bring an end to food poverty in our community.
Every year we host this golf tournament in support of local charities and not-for-profit organizations. In 2015 the event raised $260,000 and will be distributed between these local organizations:
Deadlines to apply for funding is March 31, 2016 and all funding will be awarded July 2016.Apply for Funding Read the story
Due to the volume of requests we receive please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for us to respond. For donation requests of $2,500 or more please ensure you submit your application a minimum of 6 months in advance to ensure all submissions are reviewed in a timely manner.
While recognizing the growing needs of our community, we realize that we cannot support every group or worthwhile cause. Please note that we do not fund the following: