Community Action

$81,090 donated to 2016 Community Action non-profits. $12,286 donated to the Wheatsville Co-op Community Fund.
THANK YOU for rounding up at check-out!

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 2017 Election Results for the details of the last vote.

We appreciate the work that our non-profits do in our community and we are proud to support the following organizations in 2017:

January 2017

American Honey Bee Protection Agency

During January, we raised $7,310 for the American Honey Bee Protection Agency.

AHBPA is dedicated to saving and protecting the future of our nation’s bee population. They are the extermination alternative, feeding, housing, and continuing to nurture the bees at their sanctuary.

February 2017

People’s Community Clinic

During February, in an outpouring of generosity, our shoppers donated $11,581.37 and hundreds of children’s books to the 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.

March 2017

SAFE a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace

A new record breaking $15,022 was donated to SAFE in March by our caring and giving shoppers.

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 and intervention services.

April 2017

Urban Roots

In April, $11,842 was raised for 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.

May 2017

Austin Pets Alive!

Wow! Our shoppers contributed $13,338.76 to Austin Pets Alive! in May.

Austin Pets Alive! is run almost exclusively by dedicated volunteers and focuses solely on the pets who have been passed over by shelters’ adoption programs and have no other options. Austin Pet’s Alive! is committed to making Austin a no kill city. Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), founded in 1997, is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping the killing of Austin’s adoptable dogs and cats.

June 2017

Workers Defense Project

In June, our generous shoppers donated $13,699.53 to the Workers Defense Project!

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

July 2017

The Wheatsville Co-op Community Fund

In July, $9,555.37 was raised for our WCCF.
This represents our co-op’s special effort to give back to those deserving and hard working groups that build community.

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.

August 2017

Hospice Austin

Thanks to our shoppers for donating $12,004.53 and pantry foods to Hospice Austin in August. 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.

September 2017

Central Texas Food Bank

WOW! Our generous shopper donated $14,597.26 to the Central Texas Food Bank and an additional $7,188.55 for FEEDING TEXAS / Harvey Donations for a total of $21,785.81! Thank you!

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.

October 2017

The Wheatsville Co-op Community Fund

In October, $9,659.13 was raised for WCCF.
This represents our co-op’s special effort to give back to those deserving and hard working groups that build community.

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 2017

Caritas of Austin

In November, shoppers generously donated $11,427.58 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.

December 2017

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.