Grounds for Health Staff

Supporter Spotlight: Walker Coffee Trading

Walker Coffee Trading has been a coffee donor for the Grounds for Health Auction since 2013 and was this year’s highest grossing donor, raising $4,265 for our cervical cancer prevention programs at origin. Walker Coffee is a family company that values sustainable, transparent and ethical practices. Shareholders come from families who have been involved in...
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Press Release: New #GFHAuction Record

  Hacienda El Roble Sets Grounds for Health Auction Record Green coffee sells for $120.05/lb to help raise funds for women’s health at origin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Now in its tenth year, the Grounds for Health Coffee Auction continues to rally the specialty coffee industry behind the health of women at origin and now has...
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#GFHAuction is live! Bid now through June 7

In 2009, we created the Grounds for Health Auction to give the specialty coffee community a meaningful way to give back to origin. We hoped it would last at least a year or two … Now in its 10th year, the Grounds for Health Coffee Auction has raised over $863,000 for our cervical cancer prevention...
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Q&A with the National Coffee Association

As part of honoring Grounds for Health with the first-ever Charity of the Year Award, the National Coffee Association recently published an in-depth Q&A with Executive Director Ellen Starr. From our humble beginnings to our vision for the future, the piece gives a great sense of what we’re all about and where we’re going. Definitely...
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NCA Award Travels

One thing we can count on here in Vermont is that your flight will get cancelled whenever you really need to be somewhere. Snowing on the Eastern seaboard? Plan on two cancelations but expect three. Sure enough, fourth time was the charm last week when Executive Director Ellen Starr was traveling to New Orleans to...
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Grounds for Health Wins NCA Origin Charity of the Year!

We are excited to announce that Grounds for Health has won the inaugural NCA Origin Charity of the Year! The National Coffee Association’s Coffee Gives Back program rewards US nonprofits making a positive difference in coffee communities. The annual award celebrates a nonprofit organization that has demonstrated strategic, innovative and implementation excellence. We are truly...
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Notes from Nyeri: Smiles and creativity

Sometimes a bit of silliness helps energize a classroom! When the after lunch lull set in, cajoling everyone onto their feet to “do the hokie pokie” resulted in giggles and laughs as our very serious students “put their whole self in and shook it all about.” Later in the afternoon, with Evah acting as a...
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On the Ground: Notes from Nyeri

Grounds for Health Clinical Consultant Susan Hollinger along with seasoned volunteer Lisa Dimondstein are currently in Nyeri, Kenya where they are running a training with Program Coordinator Evah Maina. Susan has been sending us quick updates from the field: Greetings from Nyeri, Kenya! The other day 14 midwives training to provide screening and treatment for cervical pre-cancer began a 4-day clinical...
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$200,000 Challenge Grant Success

WE DID IT! Thanks to a final donation from longtime supporter Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company Inc, we hit our goal of $200,000!! We are incredibly humbled and thankful for the generosity of EVERYONE who participated. Thank you so much. All $200,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor, which means we now have $400,000...
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