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Mariposa Accepting Nonprofit Applications for “Round-up for Change”

Mariposa Accepting Nonprofit Applications for “Round-up for Change”

Program allows shoppers to “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar, with proceeds going to local causes.

Are you a Philly organization that could use cash for your cause?

West Philly’s Mariposa Food Co-op is opening its applications for its 2020-2021 Round-up for Change cycle. Customers can “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the amount then donated to local organizations, groups, and/or causes.

Organizations must have a mission or objective with one of the following:

  • Promotes nutritious foods and healthy diets
  • Promotes food justice and/or social justice
  • Encourages environmental responsibility
  • Serves as a cooperative organization
  • Serves Mariposa’s immediate neighborhood and community
  • Supports local education initiatives
  • Promotes and contributes to urban agriculture and/or the local food economy
  • Promotes grassroots, community organizing and development
  • Provides financial relief for Philadelphia small businesses, organizations, or individuals experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.**

Applications for 2020-2021 will be accepted starting on June 1st until July 20th. **While non-profit status is not required for all applicants, COVID-19 financial relief applicants must be backed by a non-profit or other incorporated charitable organization.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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