BriarPatch seeking grant applications from nonprofit groups
BriarPatch Co-op is accepting applications through August 31 for grants of $200 to $1000. The natural foods grocer will donate a total of $2000 to the community this year from its Cooperative Community Fund. Local nonprofit organizations and cooperatives working in the areas of sustainable agriculture and organic food, hunger and social issues, and environmental protection are encouraged to apply. Grants will be awarded in October.
“Contributing to our community is one of the founding principles of BriarPatch Co-op—as it is for all co-ops,” said Chris Maher, BriarPatch’s General Manager. The endowment fund was established in 1999 by BriarPatch Co-op and Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation, and has since supported forty groups.
Grant applications are available at BriarPatch Co-op Market at 290 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley, or can be downloaded from briarpatch.coop.
About BriarPatch Co-op Natural Foods Community Market
Founded in 1976, BriarPatch Co-op is Nevada County’s leading natural food grocer and the county’s first LEED™-certified commercial green building. A cooperative business, BriarPatch has 4,500 owners. BriarPatch Co-op is located at 290 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley, California, 530-272-5333, www.briarpatch.coop.