Donation Policy

East End Food Co-op is proud to support and make significant contributions to local community groups in a variety of ways, including our donation program. Although we would like to support every worthwhile cause, due to the overwhelming volume of submissions it is not possible to fulfill every request. Our decisions are based on a group’s consistency with EEFC’s Ends statement, the number of people who will benefit, as well as the funds available in our donation program’s budget at the time a request is received. Most donations will be provided in the form of gift certificates, but exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We welcome your request, but we ask that you thoroughly review the guidelines below before making your submission.

  • Donation requests must be made formally using the Donation Request Form. You can submit it at Customer Service or mail it to the attention of Marketing and Member Services at the East End Food Co-op.
  • Donation requests will only be reviewed on the 1st and 15th of every month. Requests made less than 4 weeks in advance of the event will not be considered.
  • All donations made by the EEFC must benefit the local community.
  • Only one donation will be made per year to any given organization.
  • If the request is on behalf of a non-profit organization, you must provide documentation of the 501(c)(3) status.
  • We require that all donations made by the EEFC receive public acknowledgement.
  • Requests made by any of the following groups will not be considered:
    • Political candidates or organizations
    • Third-party fundraisers
    • Individuals/personal sponsorships
    • Any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or status in any other protected group.

We reserve the right to make exceptions to the above guidelines at our discretion.

Because of the overwhelming volume of requests, we must respectfully ask that you refrain from calling or emailing to follow up on your request.

Thank you for your interest in the East End Food Co-op and the valuable work you provide to the community!