Change Matters

Co-op is community. Our Change Matters program seeks to exemplify our mission, generating and donating thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations.

For more than 40 years, Change Matters has partnered with organizations doing remarkable things—from building community gardens and feeding families in need, to bringing fresh, local produce into local classrooms.

Our commitment supports our greater mission of rebuilding and investing in our neighborhoods, addressing the hunger crisis, and uplifting communities that deserve support—particularly Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, Refugee, and other communities of color.

Our July 2024 Partner

Frogtown Farm is dedicated to the sustainability of urban agriculture, the stewardship of the environment, and the enrichment of the Frogtown community. Founded in 2013, Frogtown Farm focuses on building meaningful relationships, community outreach and meeting the needs of the diverse residents and visitors that make up the local food systems by filling gaps in food production, storage, manufacturing and distribution. 

Our Impact


average monthly impact


raised in 2023


local nonprofits served
in the last 7 years


raised since 2017

2024 Change Matters Recipients

January SACA Food Shelf Baker’s Field Flour & Bread $8,261.17 $1,022.50 $9,283.67
February BIPOC Foodways Nordic Naturals $7,958.72 $2,025.00 $9,983.72
March Neighborhood Roots Maazah Chutney $8,041.57 $71.00 $8,112.57
April Midwest Food Connection Bizzy Cold Brew $8,220.40 $864.00 $9,084.40
May The SEAD Project Jonny Pops $8,602.73 $1,175.44 $9,778.17
June Brightside Produce Sun Leaf Naturals,  Jinx Tea, and Triple Crown BBQ $8,754.42 $869.10 $9,623.52
July Frogtown Farm Botanical Lucidity and Bizzy Cold Brew
August The Good Acre Natural Factors and Jonny Pops
September COPAL Education Fund Bizzy Cold Brew
October Every Meal Nordic Naturals
November Kilimo Minnesota Taking Stock Foods
December Owner’s Vote: Reuse Minnesota, Youth Link, or Legal Rights Center

Interested in becoming a Change Matters recipient?

If you are a local nonprofit organization that shares our vision of a community with equitable access to local food, we’d love to hear from you. We partner with certified 501(c)(3) organizations committed to hunger relief, food access, supporting emerging and immigrant farmers, with an emphasis on uplifting our BIPOC community. Applications will open October 1, 2024. Please check back.

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