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Grass Valley – Beginning June 1, eligible nonprofit and cooperative organizations can apply for BriarPatch Food Co-op’s competitive 2022 Round Up at the Register fundraising program, previously known as CAUSE.   

Since 2015, BriarPatch shoppers have raised more than $250,000 for nonprofit organizations through the program. In the past, the program supported organizations working to build trails, protect rivers, rescue animals, keep kids safe, promote sustainable agriculture, ensure access to healthy food and more!   

“We are thrilled that we can continue to offer this program to our community and look forward to another year of supporting wonderful organizations who are doing good work in the world,” said Community Engagement Coordinator Courtney Tarrant.”   

Every year, BriarPatch shoppers can choose to round up their purchase price at checkout to the nearest dollar (or more). This money is then donated to the dedicated nonprofit organization of the month. Each selected organization will receive 100 percent of these donations, often totaling thousands of dollars.   

Eligible organizations must be registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit or cooperative organization with a mission to build a sustainable and equitable world by supporting healthy people, animals and the environment.   

Qualifying applicants will demonstrate a focus to improve the quality of life in their community in one of the following areas: Community Health & Wellness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Environmental Issues, Food Systems and Agriculture, Local Area Schools, Local Arts and Culture, Organizations in Support of Co-ops or Social Services and Food Access.  

A review team made up of BriarPatch employees will evaluate applications and democratically choose recipients based on several factors. Organizations must be able to demonstrate how they are working to address root problems and issues in the community and show how Round Up at the Register funding will help make a positive impact.  

To receive full consideration to become a 2023 Round Up at the Register recipient, submit a fully completed application online at https://www.briarpatch.coop/community/co-op-cause/.   

Applications are due by 5 p.m. August 31, 2022.  

Questions? Interested organizations may contact BriarPatch Food Co-op’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Courtney Tarrant, at courtneyt@briarpatch.coop or (530) 272-CO-OP (2667) x145.  

BriarPatch Food Co-op is a community-owned cooperative business. We provide our community with quality food and products, strengthen our local economy, and support local/regional businesses that are committed to regenerative agriculture, sustainability, humane practices and organic farming.