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3 Things You May Not Know About Equator Coffee

#GivingTuesday Callout: Equator Coffees & Teas This year as part of #GivingTuesday, we are taking the opportunity to call out some of the donors who make our work possible EVERY day of the year. Three Things You May Not Know: Equator Coffees & Teas 1. Equator is the roaster for the first-ever complete B-Corp certified coffee...
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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.

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...
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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...
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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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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

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 financial supporters, but there are many others who have supported our work...
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