Rising Tide Community Investment Fund

The Cooperative Community Fund is now known as the Community Investment Fund, as of January 2014.

Rising Tide Cooperative Community Fund Awards Spring 2013 Grants

Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport received a grant of $300 which will be used to purchase shovels, trowels, rakes and a wheelbarrow for use in their school garden. The school uses the garden as an active learning environment for students in several grades. Kids harvest and prepare produce from the gardens as part of their cooking and nutrition curriculum. They also donate produce to the local food pantry.

MMHCG photo 2013

Elya Markert, Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, Linda Sprague and Arnez Woodbury from the Medomak Mobile Home Community Garden, and Elsa Kevin, Interim General Manager

The Medomak Mobile Home Cooperative Community Garden received a grant of $200 to increase the number of raised beds in their garden, which was started last year with the help of another CCF grant. There are now ten raised beds total. Community gardeners use two of those beds to grow produce for their local food pantry. They hope to develop a children’s garden next year.

Look for photos and updates on both of these projects in our May 2014 newsletter!

The purpose of the Community Investment Fund is to provide grants of $100-300 to support local groups working in the areas of environment, community, food and hunger, and cooperatives. Do you know a local nonprofit organization that could benefit? Please let them know about this fund!

What is a Rising Tide Community Investment Fund Grant and how can we apply?

Rising Tide Community Investment Fund (formerly Cooperative Community Fund) was established within the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation.  We are part of the Twin Pines “Give Where You Live Campaign.”

The purpose of our Community Investment Fund is to provide grants of $100 – $300 to support local groups working in the areas of Environment, Community, Food and Hunger, and Cooperatives.

The following are examples of projects that Rising Tide CIF would fund:

  • Environment:  Environmental projects, recycling, alternative transportation
  • Community:  Health care, social service, service groups, community events
  • Food & Hunger:  Alternative agriculture, organic farming, food banks
  • Cooperatives:  Co-op organizations, co-op development, co-op funds, co-op education

Funds will be disbursed only to organizations which are tax exempt 501 (c)3.  Funds cannot be provided to groups that are engaged in political activities, lobbying, or activities unrelated to the above four categories.  A written report will be required at the end of this project.

The next deadline is May 15, 2014.

Grant Application

Click here for information about past grant recipients.

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