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.
NEW! Round-Up for Change
Our newest initiative, 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?
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 cycle. If you are interested in learning more about the application process, please follow the link below. We will update this page as soon as applications become open for 2019-2020.