Photo credit: CLUES, a past 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.
Positive Change recipients have been chosen through December 2023 with priority given to those focused on urgent needs in our community. Any applications received between now and Oct. 1, 2023 will be considered as we plan for 2024. Please check back on this page about future application deadlines for 2024 and beyond.