Making a difference in the community

Calgary Co-op’s total community investment was $4.1 million in 2016.  This includes in-kind donations, funding for community programs and charitable donations. 

One of our areas of giving is through the Co-op Community Foundation.  Our primary focus is food security.  We are helping to provide easy access to affordable, healthy food and proper nutritional habits to local families who are struggling to provide this basic need.

With a desire to impact food security in our community we have three areas of focus. 

  1. Providing Food to Those in Need – working with local area food banks and other charities we provide approximately $2.6 million in food annually.
  2. Nutrition and Education – working with local charities to help educate our community on affordable and nutritious food options. To include cooking classes with our in store executive chefs.
  3. Food Sustainability – invest in programs that help provide sustainable food solutions for future generations.

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Donate Online:
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Donations of $20 or more will receive an automatic tax receipt.

Donate by Mail:
Please make cheque payable to:
Co-op Community Foundation
110, 151 – 86 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 3A5
Donations of $20 or more will be mailed a tax receipt.

Meals that Matter

mealsthatmatterfridgeIt’s easy to take food for granted. But we should always remember that for many families in Calgary, this basic necessity is simply out of reach.

The Co-op Community Foundation is supporting local initiatives that help break the cycle of food poverty. Our goal is easy access to healthy food and proper nutritional habits, empowering local families who are struggling to provide this basic need.

As a store built around the community, not just in it, we’re proud to introduce our Meals that Matter program. We hope you’ll join us in providing healthy food to neighbours who could use a little help.

revveduprewards webFuel up and help feed a family.

It’s easy to contribute to the Meals that Matter program by donating a portion of your yearly Co-op membership earnings.

As a Co-op member, you earn Revved Up Rewards grocery coupons for every litre of fuel purchased at any of our 29 Gas Bar locations. Simply donate these coupons, printed on your fuel receipt, to the Meals that Matter boxes at any Co-op Food Centre check out.

Any contributions you can make will help to bring an end to food poverty in our community.

The charities we will be supporting through this campaign are:

• Calgary Food Bank
• Community Kitchen Program of Calgary 
• Brown Bagging for Kids 

Charity Golf Classic Tournament

On par for a cause.

Every year we host this golf tournament in support of local charities and not-for-profit organizations. In 2016 the event raised over $285,000 and will be distributed between these local organizations:

  • The Mustard Seed
  • YWCA
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Fresh Start Recovery Centre
  • Mount Royal Kids University
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Calgary Drop-In Centre
  • Inn from the Cold
  • Community Links Airdrie
  • High River Food for Thought
  • Post-Secondary Bursaries – U of C
  • Post-Secondary Bursaries – Mount Royal
  • Post-Secondary Bursaries – SAIT
  • The Alex - Community Food Centre

Funding will be awarded July 2017.

Donations

Every year we try and support our community as much as we can. Looking for a donation for a worthy cause? You’ve come to the right place.

Donation guidelines

Donation Guidelines

Due to the volume of requests we receive please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for us to respond. For donation requests of $2,500 or more please ensure you submit your application a minimum of 6 months in advance to ensure all submissions are reviewed in a timely manner.

While recognizing the growing needs of our community, we realize that we cannot support every group or worthwhile cause. Please note that we do not fund the following:

  • Service groups
  • Publications
  • Professional or technical associations
  • Political groups
  • Grant-making foundations
  • Community or goodwill advertising
  • Religious and sectarian organizations (except for community services offered on a non-denominational basis)
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Conferences, training sessions, seminars, workshops, conventions and retreats
  • Trips and tours
  • Organizations or programs operating outside of Calgary, Airdrie, High River and Strathmore
  • Private clubs
  • Corporate fundraising activities by external for-profit organizations;
  • Third-party fundraisers (particularly those that Calgary Co-op supports directly)
  • Film, video and television productions
  • Individuals
  • Endowments

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