We want your experience of requesting a donation to be pleasant and positive. Please keep in mind that although Rising Tide Community Market desires to be generous with donations, we are still only a small local business with a limited budget for donations. Here are the guidelines we use to make decisions about donations to help you understand the process.
We give consideration to nonsectarian, nonpartisan organizations and events that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Co-op related
- Focused on the environment
- Food related
- Local community groups or organizations
- Local groups in and around the communities served by Rising Tide Community Market
- Limited to one donation per organization in a calendar year
If you are planning a project that fits our criteria, please feel free to contact us regarding a donation. Donations are reviewed on a monthly basis, so we need you to submit your request at least 4 weeks in advance of your fundraiser or event. We give all eligible donations equal consideration, so to be fair, we cannot expedite or make exceptions for requests made after the deadline. Decisions are based on factors such as the group’s consistency with Rising Tide’s mission, need, the number of people who would benefit from the donation, as well as the funds available in Rising Tide’s budget. Rising Tide does not donate to the following groups: political candidates or religious groups, third-party fundraisers, private clubs funded through membership fees, sporting events or sports teams, scholarships, or individuals/sponsorship of individuals.
Please email your letter of request or any questions to Community Outreach Coordinator, Elya Markert. We look forward to being of assistance.