Since 1992, the Willy Street Co-op has contributed $452,000 to local nonprofits and cooperatives to support developmental and educational projects for our community. The fund is seeded when Owners who have become inactive and have not claimed their equity after three years either abandon or donate their Owner equity to our Co-op. Community Reinvestment Funds are allocated annually by the Board of Directors in accordance with our bylaws that stipulate unclaimed or donated equity that has been abandoned be dedicated to educational and charitable purposes. Grants from the Community Reinvestment Fund may be awarded to projects supporting food justice and/or access, creating/developing Co-operative businesses, sustainable agriculture, health and well-being, and/or social change. Visit our Grant Guidelines page for more information about the applications and to view the application (during our January and February application period).
CRF grant awards for previous three years: