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Simply Organic is committed to helping nourish the millions of food insecure in the United States and Canada through the Simply Organic Giving Fund, and supporting organic agricultural development and grower communities as part of Frontier Co-op.

Simply Organic's Giving History 

Providing consumers the opportunity to use their buying power to support the environmental and social values of organic agriculture has always been part of Simply Organic. Since 2001, we've given back more than $2 million to supporting organic agricultural development and grower communities, including:

  • Helping growers in developing countries produce and market certified organic products.
  • Building training centers that teach organic agriculture methods and wells that bring fresh water to villages; supporting schools, meal programs and other social projects in grower communities.
  • Supporting U.S. organic research and education projects, scholarships in sustainable agriculture, and organic-growing-based social organizations such as urban gardens and community food banks.

 

The Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant Program

In 2018, we committed to focusing the Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant Program on addressing an issue that’s especially persistent and critical, but that is often overlooked or misunderstood: food insecurity. We’re working to help organizations across the United States and Canada to nourish the millions of food insecure in our communities by supporting organizations that provide access to healthy, organic food options. 

Our grant recipients for this year are: Emergency Food Network, Feed Iowa First, Matthew 25, Project Worthmore and MEANS Database.

Learn more about each of these organizations and past grant recipients below, and listen to Tony Bedard, Frontier Co-op CEO, discuss the impact of our Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant program with Food Navigator.

    Giving Fund Grant Application

    The Simply Organic Giving Fund Grant Program focuses on nourishing the millions of food insecure by supporting organizations that provide people access to healthy, organic food options. Applications will be accepted from July 1 – September 30, 2021.

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    2021 Giving Fund Grant Recipients

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    Matthew 25

    Matthew 25 is an Iowa nonprofit that empowers people to transform neighborhoods by giving families access to safe housing, fresh food and opportunities for creative expression.

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    Emergency Food Network

    Located in Washington’s pristine Puyallup Valley, Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm dedicated to relieving hunger with nutritious, organic food.

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    Feed Iowa First

    Through various programs in partnership with local businesses, faith organizations, schools and farms, Feed Iowa First supplies thousands of pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries in Linn County, Iowa every year.

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    Project Worthmore

    Project Worthmore is a Colorado-based nonprofit working to foster community, self-sufficiency and increase the quality of life among Denver-area refugees.

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    MEANS Database

    MEANS Database is a nationwide food recovery organization dedicated to eliminating food waste and feeding the hungry.

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