Menomonie Market Food Co-op

Menomonie Market Food Co-op is a customer-owned grocery store in downtown Menomonie, Wisconsin offering a wide variety of local, organic, and natural products.

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Giving Programs

Menomonie Market extends monetary support to meet our community goals: a strong local farm community, access for all to healthy food, and the growth of cooperatives and local non-profits.

GIVING PROGRAMS

Menomonie Market supports a strong local farm community, access for all to healthy food, and the growth of cooperatives and local non-profits.

Fund Our Foodshed Grant

An annual giving program for local farmers and producers

About The Program
The Menomonie Market Fund Our Foodshed Grant program aims to support the small but often vital projects that help keep small to mid-sized farms and businesses viable and running. Every spring, grants are distributed to farmers and/or producers located within 100 miles of our co-op for projects that procure equipment, increase efficiency, or contribute to the operation’s sustainability.

How It’s Funded
The Fund Our Foodshed Grants are funded through contributions made by our shoppers through the Round Up for Good program and also by direct contributions from Menomonie Market. A committee consisting of staff, owners, and board members reviews applications and awards the grants.

Fund Our Foodshed Grant

An annual giving program for local farmers and producers

About The Program
The Menomonie Market Fund Our Foodshed Grant program aims to support the small but often vital projects that help keep small to mid-sized farms and businesses viable and running. Every spring, grants are distributed to farmers and/or producers located within 100 miles of our co-op for projects that procure equipment, increase efficiency, or contribute to the operation’s sustainability.

How It’s Funded
The Fund Our Foodshed Grants are funded through contributions made by our shoppers through the Round Up for Good program and also by direct contributions from Menomonie Market. A committee consisting of staff, owners, and board members reviews applications and awards the grants.

MEET PAST WINNERS

See some of the previous projects funded by the Fund Our Foodshed Grant program.

MEET PAST WINNERS

See some of the previous projects funded by the Fund Our Foodshed Grant program.

Cooperative Community Fund

An endowment fund that supports cooperative growth nationally and non-profits locally

About The Program
Three years ago, Menomonie Market started its own Cooperative Community Fund (MMCCF) to aid in developing new co-ops throughout the nation and to further give back to local nonprofits. The MMCCF is part of the Twin Pines Community Fund, which has combined assets of $3.9 million. Unlike many other foundations or endowment funds, Twin Pines only invests in the development of cooperatives, with nothing at all in the stock market. Twin Pines Community Fund staff work hard to find stable cooperative investments, and in 20 years of operation there has been no loss of principal in any of the investments, which leverage over $40 million for co-op development. The interest earned by this family of funds is returned to each home co-op for gifting to local non profits. This year cooperatives all over the country will contribute over $86,000 to their local partners.

How It’s Funded
The endowment is funded through contributions from Menomonie Market, matches by other co-ops, gifts from shoppers through our Round Up For Good program, and an annual fundraiser. Principal is invested in co-ops, and interest is gifted to local non-profits.

Our first annual fundraiser for this important work will take place in 2020. Official date coming soon.

Cooperative Community Fund

An endowment fund that supports cooperative growth nationally and non-profits locally

An endowment fund that supports cooperative growth nationally and non-profits locally

About The Program
Three years ago, Menomonie Market started its own Cooperative Community Fund (MMCCF) to aid in developing new co-ops throughout the nation and to further give back to local nonprofits. The MMCCF is part of the Twin Pines Community Fund, which has combined assets of $3.9 million. Unlike many other foundations or endowment funds, Twin Pines only invests in the development of cooperatives, with nothing at all in the stock market. Twin Pines Community Fund staff work hard to find stable cooperative investments, and in 20 years of operation there has been no loss of principal in any of the investments, which leverage over $40 million for co-op development. The interest earned by this family of funds is returned to each home co-op for gifting to local non profits. This year cooperatives all over the country will contribute over $86,000 to their local partners.

How It’s Funded
The endowment is funded through contributions from Menomonie Market, matches by other co-ops, gifts from shoppers through our Round Up For Good program, and an annual fundraiser. Principal is invested in co-ops, and interest is gifted to local non-profits.

Our first annual fundraiser for this important work will take place this fall. Official date coming soon.