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Photo credit: CLUES, our September 2017 Positive Change Recipient

We recognize there are many causes worthy of our support, and we believe focusing our resources on a select few areas that relate to our mission has the greatest impact. When considering a potential Positive Change recipient, we look at the following criteria:

Does your organizational mission align with the co-op’s mission and current giving priorities? Priorities for upcoming Positive Changes recipients include: food access and hunger relief, social and racial justice, and local food system support.

Is your organization located in Saint Paul or the surrounding community? Priority is given to organizations in Saint Paul.

When has your organization last received a donation from Mississippi Market? Recipients are eligible once every two years.

At Mississippi Market Co-op’s discretion, the Positive Change recipient calendar may be preempted to raise emergency or disaster relief funds.


Submission Deadlines

For the upcoming year, Positive Change applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and recipients selected quarterly to better adapt to ongoing community needs. Positive Change recipients this year will be those that focus on urgent needs in the community. Accepted Positive Change recipients will be notified 30-60 days in advance of their Positive Change month start. 

October 1st application deadline – January through March recipients chosen
January 1st application deadline – April through June recipients chosen
April 1st application deadline – July through September recipients chosen
July 1st application deadline – October through December recipients chosen