Ways we Give Back
Mariposa Food Co-op is dedicated to supporting our community by donating to organizations that promote health and nutrition, social justice, anti-oppression, and grassroots community involvement. We typically donate gift cards ranging from $20-$50 to support events hosted by community groups and occasionally sponsor a local event.
Round-Up for Change
Introduced in 2018, Round-up for Change allows us to financially support Philly-based organizations, causes, and community groups all year-long thanks to our member-owners and shoppers!
This year, the Co-op plans to match donations made by member-owners and shoppers up to $1,000, for each Round-up recipient for each month. We are proud to support organizations that donate their time, energy, and resources to positively impact many people in West Philly, Southwest and the City, at-large.
How does it work?
Member-owners and shoppers simply “round-up” their purchase to the nearest dollar amount, then the Co-op donates the extra change to a different organization or group, each month.
Who receives donations?
For 2018-2019 cycle of Round-up for Change, Mariposa has selected the following organizations to receive funding:
September: The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP)
October: Mill Creek Farm
November: Sayre Health Center
December: Neighborhood Bike Works
January: The Sunday Love Project
March: OneArt Community Center
April: Philly Girls in Motion
June: Project S.A.V.E.
August: African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA)
How can groups apply?
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 cycle of Round-up for Change. To learn more about the program and the application process, follow the link below.