Giving Back

Grants

In 2014, Mississippi Market member-owners voted to distribute $30, 088.49 in unclaimed dividends from past year to our community partners as follows:

Frogtown Farm - $12,546.90
Midwest Food Connection - $9,808.85
Hmong American Farmers Association - $7,732.74

Community donations

Our Community Donation program provides small gifts to St. Paul based registered non-profit organizations to use to purchase food for meetings or in silent auctions.

We recognize there are many causes worthy of our support, but we feel that focusing our resources to a few areas has more impact. Some organizations that have received gift cards through our Community Donation program include:

When considering a potential donation, Mississippi Market looks at the following criteria:

  • Is the organization a registered non-profit?
  • Is the organization within St. Paul or the surrounding community?
  • When has the organization last received a donation from Mississippi Market?  Donations are generally granted to organizations once during the co-op’s fiscal year.  (July-June)

If interested in receiving a donation, simply click here to download a Donation Policy & Request Form and return it to our customer service staff or email it to ktanico@msmarket.coop.

The Butterfly classroom from the Wilder Child Development Center sent is this adorable thank you card after taking a tour of our store.

The Butterfly classroom from the Wilder Child Development Center sent is this adorable thank you card after taking a tour of our store.