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Hunger Mountain Coop Community Grant Applications Now Available

http://hungermountain.coop/OurCommunity/CommunityFund(HMCCF).aspx

2015 HMCCF applications are now available! Applications are due by September 11th. Grant recipients will be announced at The Coop's Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 15th. 

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The Coop Council created the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund (HMCCF) in 2005 as a charitable giving program. HMCCF provides financial support to businesses, organizations and initiatives aligned with our Mission of building a dynamic community of healthy individuals, sustainable local food systems, and thriving cooperative commerce. 

The Fund has grown steadily thanks to generous donations from our Member-Owners. Beginning in 2012, we began making donations on an annual basis. HMCCF grants are used to support local businesses in need of start-up capital, to fund construction of key infrastructure projects like community kitchens, and to encourage local activism on food-related issues in central Vermont. 

In 2014 Cooperative Community Fund grants totaled $8,250. The recipients include Adamant Cooperative, Capstone Community Action, Farm of Milk and Honey, Good Heart Farmstead, Onion River Exchange, Randolph Elementary School, ReSource, and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.