Whole Foods Co-op supports our community with donations to a new non-profit each month, as elected by Co-op Owners each fall in the annual ballot. This program is called GIVE! Non-profit Support Program and has supported Life House, Men as Peacemakers, CHUM, WFC Access Discount, and many other important non-profits doing critical work in our community.
Monthly GIVE! round-up donations are divided between the featured Non-Profit Support Program and the Grow Local Food Fund. Thank you for contributing to our community by rounding up at the registers!
If you are interested in donations or sponsorships, please head over to our donations page.
GIVE! Non-Profit Support Program 2024
2024 GIVE! Non-Profit Support Program applications are closed. All applicants will be contacted after the Annual Election held each October. Thank you to all who applied!
February 2024 GIVE! Recipients:
Lake Superior Community Health Center + Grow Local Food Fund
Our GIVE! recipients for February are Lake Superior Health Center and Grow Local Food Fund.
Lake Superior Community Health Center provides access to quality health care for all. Funding will support the patient pantry to keep the shelves stocked with free healthy food options.
Learn more at lschc.org.
MARCH 2024 // CHUM + Minnesota FoodShare
Providing emergency shelter, food, and street outreach throughout Duluth. In March, 100% of donations will support CHUM and the Minnesota FoodShare initiative, an annual giving campaign that addresses food insecurity education and awareness.
APRIL 2024 // Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs
Offering hope, healing, and justice for victims of child abuse and their families. Funds will support general operations to continue to provide services to those in need.
MAY 2024 // Whole Foods Co-op Access Discount
Helping reduce cost barriers by giving Co-op Owners enrolled in food assistance programs a 10% discount on purchases. In 2023, the Co-op Access Discount provided over $93,400 to 544 individuals and families with limited means.
JUNE 2024 // Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness (Save the Boundary Waters)
Uniting people to advocate for the protection of wilderness and wild places, especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the greater Quetico-Superior Ecosystem. Funds will go toward general operating costs to support the campaign.
JULY 2024 // Wildwoods
Promoting the understanding, appreciation, and well-being of wildlife and the world through compassion, care, and community involvement. Wildwoods will use funds to rehabilitate and release orphaned wildlife, give emergency support to raptors and injured wildlife, offer phone triage to the public regarding wild animals in potential distress, and share programs with the community to reduce harmful human/wildlife interactions.
AUGUST 2024 // Friends of the Duluth Public Library
Raising public awareness for and providing resources to develop library services, facilities, community programing, and special events. Funds will go towards library programming.
SEPTEMBER 2024 // Life House
Providing homeless and at-risk youth with a safe alternative to the streets through emergency shelter, transitional and supportive housing, and comprehensive supportive services. Funds will support the Drop-in Youth Center, as well as Mental Health and Wellness, Housing programs, Futures Education, and Employment programs.
OCTOBER 2024 // Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA)
Supporting victim-survivors, educating the community, and advocating for change in Southern St. Louis County. PAVSA will use the funding to maintain the 24-hour crisis services for survivors in the community.
NOVEMBER 2024 // The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)
Changing the narrative in our community by asserting Native American political and cultural ties to the land and forging a commitment to build sustainable, community-owned practices. Funding will be used to support the completion of AICHO’s Domestic Violence Shelter development.
DECEMBER 2024 // Planned Parenthood Twin Ports Teen Council
Supporting community access to reproductive health resources. The funds will directly support the Twin Ports Teen Council, a program that teaches students to become experts in promoting reproductive health to their peers.
JANUARY 2024 // Friends of Sax-Zim Bog
Protecting the Greater Sax-Zim Bog through land preservation, education and research. Funds will be invested in changes to current structures, trails, and boardwalks to make them safer and more accessible.
FEBRUARY 2024 // Lake Superior Community Health Center
Improving access to quality health care for all. Funding will support the patient pantry to keep the shelves stocked with free healthy food options.