Community Action

We raised and donated $155,185 for Austin non-profits and community groups in 2017!

THANK YOU for rounding up at check-out!

The nomination period for the 2019 ballot is now closed. These nominees are on the ballot for the current election.

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

Each year during our annual election Wheatsville Owners vote for 10 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 other 2 months, 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!

See 2018 Election Results for the details of last year's vote.

We appreciate the work that our non-profits do in our community and we are proud to support the following organizations in 2018:

January 2018

Sustainable Food Center

In January, $12,409.14 was donated to SFC by Wheatsville shoppers. Thanks for Rounding Up!

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.

February 2018

SAFE a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace

In February, $14,418.65 plus personal care items were donated by our customers.

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 2018

People’s Community Clinic

In March, shoppers Rounded Up $13,893.20 plus children’s books for People’s Community Clinic.

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.

April 2018

Urban Roots

In April our shoppers donated $14,950.48 for Urban Roots. Thanks for Rounding Up!

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.

May 2018

Austin Pets Alive!

In May $16,036.94 was donated by our shoppers. Since 2008, 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.

June 2018

Caritas of Austin

In June, $15,378.60 was donated to Caritas.
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.

July 2018

Hospice Austin

$15,966.19 plus food pantry donations were raised for 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.

August 2018

Workers Defense Project

Thanks to our shoppers for raising $16,243.40 for WDP in August! WDP empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.

September 2018

Meals On Wheels Central Texas

A record breaking $17,003.72 was raised for Meals on Wheels in September! MOWCT seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living.

October 2018

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 2018

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.
We are a registered 501(c)(3), which means that we are not a religious, political or advocacy organization.

December 2018

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.