Penny per Pound

Calling All Roasters & Importers

Support Grounds for Health through the buying and selling of coffee. 

Like many “check-off” programs in other commodity industries, Grounds for Health’s Penny per Pound program provides an opportunity for those in the coffee industry to support our work via the day-to-day business of coffee.

Roasters that buy coffee through participating importers can opt to add between 0.5¢ and 1¢ per pound to the purchase price. Importers will calculate donations on a quarterly basis and send the contribution directly to Grounds for Health.

“We strongly support programs that provide better opportunities throughout the supply chain for women,” says David Griswold, president of Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers. “This project will make a strong positive impact on women at origin, and we’re happy to be part of it.”

A Team Approach. To build momentum behind this program we are encouraging importers to match the donations of their roaster customers.

Don’t see your importer on our partner list? Fill out this form and we will contact the importer on your behalf. 

For questions about our Penny Per Pound program, please email Kathy Hollandsworth:

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With your help, more women will gain access to life-saving services.

Current Participants

How it works

Confirm your importer participates.

If your importer already participates, simply talk to your representative to get started. Don’t see your importer/broker? Make a request and we’ll contact them about getting on board!

Choose your level.

Choose the nominal amount you will donate—usually between 0.5¢ and 1¢ per pound of green coffee.

Purchase as you normally do.

Nothing changes between you and your importer. Simply buy coffee as you normally do and your importer will automatically add your contribution to your invoice.

For example: if you choose to donate 1¢ per pound and you order ten (132 lb) bags of green coffee, you will see $13.20 (10 x 132 x $0.01) added to your invoice. This is your donation.

Importer donates on your behalf.

Your importer will run regular reports and distribute your contribution together with all the other participants. They can also choose to match your donation, effectively doubling you contribution.

You get credit.

We will add your name to our growing list of supporters and provide you with custom marketing materials so you can promote your participation.


More Information

Contact us to get started!

Contact Us:

Kathy Hollandsworth:

Or feel free to fill out a form below and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

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