Community Action

We raised and donated $181,393 for Austin non-profits and community groups in 2018!

THANK YOU for rounding up at check-out!

Nominations for 2020 are now being accepted. The deadline for 2020 nominations is July 1, 2019.

This year during our annual election Wheatsville Owners voted for 11 local non-profit organizations to support. Wheatsville then donates $1,000 at the end of the organization's assigned month to the non-profit. During the twelth month, we raise money for the Wheatsville Co-op Community Fund.

Wheatsville also accepts additional cash donations by Rounding Up at the registers throughout the month AND you’ll often see us doing collection drives, with bins located by the front door. Non-profits are also encouraged to table during their month.

On top of that Wheatsville staff will offer volunteer service to the non-profits within their designated month. We’ve sorted food at the food bank, walked dogs, participated in marches and harvested crops just to name a few!

We appreciate the work that our non-profits do in our community and we are proud to support the following organizations in 2019:

January 2019

People’s Community Clinic

In January, our shoppers generously donated $14,643.96 and many children’s books to PCC. PCC’s mission is to improve the health of medically underserved and uninsured Central Texans by providing high quality, affordable healthcare. The Clinic has been offering care with respect and dignity since 1970.

January 2019

Central Texas Food Bank – Furlough Relief Donations

In January, in order to help furloughed federal government employees, Wheatsville shoppers donated an additional $656.12 to the Central Texas Food Bank. Thank You!

February 2019

SAFE a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace

During February our shoppers Rounded Up $15,319.49 for SAFE.

The SAFE Alliance utilizes the SafePlace campus to provide housing, healing, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence, and sexual assault and exploitation through prevention.

March 2019

Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance people’s lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.

April 2019

Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive! has saved the lives of over 50,000 dogs and cats. Prior to our founding, 50% of the homeless dogs and cats entering our citie’s shelter were euthanized annually. Our Mission is to promote and provide the resources, programs and education needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. APA is not your average animal shelter! We pioneer and maintain comprehensive programs designed to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia.

May 2019

Sustainable Food Center

Cultivating a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food secure community where all children and adults grow, share and prepare healthy, local food.

June 2019

Hospice Austin

Hospice Austin is a non-profit organization that serves terminally ill and bereaved persons in our community with integrity, compassion and respect. Hospice Austin provides comprehensive, specialized care to patients and families living with a life-threatening or advanced illness. We provide our services in the home, in the hospital, in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or at Hospice Austin’s Christopher House.

July 2019

Workers Defense Project

WDP empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.

August 2019

Meals On Wheels Central Texas

MOWCT seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living.

September 2019

Urban Roots

Urban Roots is a youth development organization that uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase access to healthy food in Austin.

October 2019

Wheatsville Co-op Community Fund

The interest earned by the fund will be given annually to local groups working on issues relating to sustainable agriculture and organic food, hunger and social issues, environmental protection and cooperatives.

November 2019

Central Texas Food Bank

CTFB is a leader in the fight against hunger for nearly 35 years, our mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger.
1.We share free food and our knowledge on low-cost, healthy eating with families in need.
2.We assist families who qualify for federal assistance programs.
3.We make food affordable for charitable and government partners. The quality food and food resources we provide means that they can spend their limited resources to enhance their programs.

December 2019

Caritas of Austin

Caritas provides a service continuum for those experiencing poverty that begins with a safety net and links them to resources to achieve self-sufficiency. Our clients include households of all sizes; many of whom are veterans, refugees, women and children.