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Leadership Circle, Make Room for DS Services of America, Inc.

Grounds for Health is delighted to welcome new funder DS Services of America, Inc. (DS Services) to our Leadership Circle. Their generous gift helps make possible our continued work in coffee regions of Nicaragua and Peru while adding the necessary resources to get our program in Ethiopia off the ground.

ECOM Foundation Awards Grant to Strengthen Programs

Grounds for Health is the grateful recipient of a two-year $45,000 grant award for the Development of Origin Resources from the ECOM Foundation. Since 2006, the ECOM Foundation has made a significant contribution to Grounds for Health’s programs through engaging ECOM staff in collaborative activities in Mexico, Tanzania, Nicaragua and Peru, and by providing financial...
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Monin: Longterm Commitment for Real Impact

Monin, Inc has been a major donor since 2006, and has supported the work of Grounds for Health in many highly visible ways. Not only has the company annually given a substantial cash donation  to Grounds for Health, but Monin has also used trade advertising, trade show banners, and raffles to showcase support of our...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Promoting Our Cause to Consumers

As summer in Vermont draws to a close, we prepare to begin another fiscal year. The coming of fall also affords us the opportunity to look back on all the sources of support we have received and appreciated during this past year. Major donors are the lifeblood of this organization. We simply could not bring...
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Grants, Cause-Based Promotions and more

ECOM Awards Grant Grounds for Health is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a two-year $75,000 grant from the ECOM Foundation. The funding will enable Grounds for Health to further deepen existing cervical cancer prevention programs, services and training in Nicaragua while expanding its program into Peru. The ECOM Foundation, created in 2006,...
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Support at SCAA: Flowed like the Willamette River

Grounds for Health was so gratified to be able to participate fully in SCAA’s Symposium and Trade Show in Portland, Oregon last month. For five days we interacted with old friends and supporters, producer groups with whom we work in country as well as with new friends. Thanks to our loyal supporters, we were able...
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End of Year Appeal Nets $65K and Counting

To close out the books on 2011, we – like so many other non-profits – send out appeal letters to try to garner new support, maintain existing support and coax those who have lapsed in their support to come back on board. This year, we had 100 individuals or companies respond to our appeal, bringing...
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