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

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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 [...]

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Dean’s Beans Makes Ethiopia Work Possible

Dean roasting beans during a traditional coffee ceremony.

Dean roasting beans during a traditional coffee ceremony.

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 [...]

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Thank You: Farmer Brothers

scaa-reception-1For 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 [...]

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Monin: Longterm Commitment for Real Impact

Monin Gourmet FlavoringsMonin, 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, [...]

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Club Coffee: Getting Creative

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Club Coffee

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 [...]

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In Praise of Caribou Coffee

Caribou: Do Good

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 [...]

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Auction, Promos, Majors and More

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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? [...]

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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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Giving (Heartfelt) Thanks

Thank you!As we near the end of the calendar year, and in this season of Thanksgiving, we are mindful of all the individuals and companies who have made the work of this past year possible. Of course we are most grateful to our 250 [...]

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Giving and Getting: Creative Ways to Support Grounds for Health

As we near the end of our fiscal year (which ends at the end of the month), we’d like to call attention to a number of unique and creative ways that organizations have been raising financial support for our work. Here are a few great concepts to ponder:

Barista Bath and Body

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