Community Grant Program
Oryana Community Grant Program
Our Community Grant Program is a charitable giving program based on Cooperative Principle #7 which states: “While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of communities through policies and programs accepted by their members.”
In each profitable year we have, Oryana has made a pledge to donate a portion of our end-of-year proceeds to a non-profit organization in our community. Since we started this program, we have awarded over $32,000 to local non-profits. As one of the benefits of membership, member-owners have the opportunity to vote for one of the finalist organizations chosen by the grant board committee.
2009 - Little Artshram
2010 - Bay Area Recycling
2011 - Fresh Food Partnership, Tart Trails (tie vote)
2012 - Grow Benzie
2013 - ISLAND
2014 - T.C. Community Garden
The deadline for this year's grant has passed. The winner of this year's award will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on April 16.