Our Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund (HMCCF) provides financial support to businesses, organizations and initiatives aligned with our mission. In 2016, the total of Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund grants awarded reached $9,412. Learn how some of our recipients used their funds!

 

Calais Agriculture Committee - received $500 to plant edible landscaping


 

After a year of planning and a lot of meetings, the Calais Agriculture Committee began laying out and digging holes (on June 17) to plant the first dozen trees in the new Gospel Hollow Edible Park, located behind the Calais Town Hall. 

 

 

Food Justice Program of Highgate - received $1000 for their Good Food, Good Medicine program 

 

The Food Justice Program of Highgate created an eight-part family wellness series, providing year-round food and herbal education for adults at Highgate Apartments and Green Acres Affordable Housing in Barre. The start up funds for the program from the HMCCF grant generated energy and interest which was matched by the Vermont Community Foundation's Donor Advised Food Justice Fund.

 

We are looking for HMCCF grant applicants!
This year we will give strong priority to: 
 • projects designed to support local foods systems development and  

 • smaller-scale targeted projects 

 

How to apply:

Download the 2017 application here. Completed applications are due by August 31. Applications will be reviewed by the HMCCF committee and the Co-op’s council. Awards will be announced at the Co-op’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 2.

 

Learn more about the Hunger Mountain Cooperative Community Fund and the rest of our 2016 recipients here.