Community Investment - Donations
May 24, 2022

Donation and Sponsorship Guidelines

Lakeland Co-op supports and invests in our community – because we live and work here too. Our profits are used to give back to local initiatives and organizations, develop jobs and economic activity, and provide a return to our members – who are customers like you.

Since our start in 1984, we have been supporting a wide variety of events, programs, projects and fundraisers throughout our district. If your group, non-profit, organization, or club is making a difference in our community and you meet our eligibility guidelines we welcome you to apply for donation or sponsorship support.

To be eligible for Lakeland Co-op support, Applicants:

  • must be a registered charity or non-profit organization, a non-profit community group or youth organization, an education event for children/youth, or a community group working toward improving a public/community space
  • must be based in and provide programming/services in Lakeland Co-op's trading
  • should be a Lakeland Co-op Member — while this is not required, we do encourage all applicants to be a Member of Lakeland Co-op

How to apply:

We prefer organizations to apply online (see below)
Please submit your online application a minimum of 30 days prior to the date required

We receive numerous requests for support, and we do our best to support as many requests as possible. Because of the high volume of requests that we receive, although we recognize the important work that each organization is doing in our community, not all requests will be approved.