Make a difference in the community

Community has always been at the heart of everything we do. Our community needs us now more than ever and Calgary Co-op is here.

 Calgary Co-op Cares charitable foundation provides support our most vulnerable including: seniors, children, the homeless and families at risk.

Co-op Members can donate online and Calgary Co-op will match that donation up to $25,000 (twenty-five thousand).

Members can select from a list of charities and designate any amount. Our charity partners are:

Calgary Food Bank
Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids
Mustard Seed
Calgary Meals on Wheels
Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

In the coming weeks, we will also be providing members an opportunity to provide a donation when they are shopping at our stores.

Due to a delayed order of compostable bags, we are temporarily going back to plastic bags starting May 2nd. Compostable bags will be back in stores in a few weeks, so plastic bags will only be in store for a limited time. During that time, we will be selling plastic bags for five cents and will be giving all of the proceeds to the charities.

We are Together For Good!

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

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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