By

Jane Dale

Dean’s Beans Makes Ethiopia Work Possible

Grounds for Health is enormously grateful to Dean Cycon of Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee for being the initial and primary underwriter of the Grounds for Health Ethiopia program. Dean traveled with the team to Ethiopia to help forge alliances between our team and his coffee contacts in the region. His knowledge of the region and strong...
Read More

Thank You: Farmer Brothers

For the third year in a row, the Grounds for Health reception at SCAA, held in April in Seattle, Washington, was generously sponsored by Farmer Brothers. This year the event was held at The Edgewater Hotel overlooking beautiful Puget Sound in downtown Seattle. About 75 people from all walks of the coffee community came to...
Read More

SCAA Reception: April 24 @7pm

Healthy Women, Healthy Harvest Coming to the SCAA Event in Seattle? Join us to celebrate the women who are essential to the sustainability of the coffee industry and to raise a glass to the supporters who make Grounds for Health’s work possible. Details: Grounds for Health Reception: Healthy Harvest, Healthy Women Thursday, April 24th 7-9pm...
Read More

Club Coffee: Continued Creativity

Toronto-based Club Coffee has supported Grounds for Health in a variety of creative and substantial ways since coming on board in 2008. As a way of ascending to the category of Major Donor in 2011, Club Coffee conducted a cross-promotion with Grounds for Health in conjunction with retail partner, Wal-Mart. Club Coffee created and introduced...
Read More

In Praise of Caribou Coffee

Long time supporter, Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee is a company that lives the saying: Do Good. With almost 500 company-owned locations providing employment to 6,000 people in 16 US states, the District of Columbia and some European countries, Caribou has committed itself to a socially responsible supply chain and a healthier planet. Since 2005, we have...
Read More

Auction, Promos, Majors and More

It’s been a busy few months in the Development Department. Last month, our 5th Annual Green Coffee Auction raised over $80,000 for our programs. Forty-six generous donors gave us over 30,000 pounds of green coffee, and six companies donated specialty coffee equipment. Ho­­w great is that? See the full results: http://auction.groundsforhealth.org On the general support...
Read More

How Funders Can Have Direct Impact at Origin

Back in December 2011, Equal Exchange awarded Grounds for Health $15,000 to support our collaboration with four coffee co-ops in Chiapas, Mexico to address the unacceptably high rate of cervical cancer in the province. Since 2007, we have been coming to the region, holding cervical cancer prevention campaigns and training local doctors, nurses and community...
Read More