The Co-op Food Stores Announces the HCCF Community Project Grant Awards.
The Hanover Cooperative Community Fund (HCCF) was established by the Co-op’s Board of Directors in 2001. The HCCF helps fund co-op development nationally and non-profits locally with help from our friends at the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation.
The Community Project Grants are available to local 501[c]3 organizations whose work is aligned with the Co-op’s charitable giving goals: supporting food assistance and access; community building, including support for agriculture; enhancing cooperative principles and activities; or promoting sustainable environmental practices.
2020 HCCF Award Winners
In 2020, the HCCF awarded Community Project Grants to nine local non-profits:
The purpose of the HCCF Community Projects Fund is to offer financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that strengthen, food access or food production, sustainable environmental initiatives, community services or cooperative principles and activities.
The Gerstenberger Scholarship Fund (GSF) offers scholarships to members and employees of cooperatives in the Upper Valley who seek to further the cooperative movement through education, training, and/or business development. The Fund is named in honor of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society’s long-serving General Managers, Harry and Arthur Gerstenberger, and first Education Director, Sally Gerstenberger.
The HCCF Review Committee will review proposals seeking between $500 and $2,500 in aid, with exceptions for noteworthy need. All applicants will receive notice of the status of their applications.
NOTE: awards will be made directly to qualifying educational organizations to observe the Fund’s 501[c] status.