Round Up For Good

Round Up For Good

What is Round Up For Good?

Round Up For Good is a community-funded grant supported by our customers and owners. Each month, a local organization that enriches our community receives donations through customers “Rounding Up” their change at the registers. A little bit at the register adds up to a lot: we have raised over $429,268 for local organizations since 2012! 

 

The Round Up for Good program began in 2010, following the earthquake in Haiti when Common Ground owners expressed a desire to collectively donate to the humanitarian efforts through Common Ground. The Round Up for Good program became so successful that it became a monthly crowd-funding program, highlighting local organizations elected by our owners during our September elections. 

 

Every May, we dedicate donations towards our food accessibility program, Food For All, a program now nationally recognized as Co+op Basics, that provides annual ownership grants and discounts on pantry staples and produce. The other organizations are nominated and voted on by our owners every September. Each nominated organization must submit a specific project proposal in order to appear on the voting ballot. These project proposals will be made public for owners to review during the owner election.

 

 

2022 Round Up For Good Schedule

January - Daily Bread Soup Kitchen ($5,024.35)

February - Urbana Free Library Foundation ($4,269.87)

March - Habitat for Humanity Community Garden ($4,697)

April - Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners ($4,732.53)

May - Common Ground's Food For All Program ($5,172.65)

June - Eastern Illinois Foodbank ($4,509.93)

July - Planned Parenthood of Illinois: Champaign Health Center ($6,013.35)

August - Sola Gratia Farm ($4,402.10)

September - Immigrant Services of CU ($4,134.81)

October - Courage Connection ($4,594.40)

November - Prairie Rivers Network ($4,207.12)

December - Crisis Nursery

 

2022 Project Proposals

 

2023 Round Up For Good Schedule

January - Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

February - Champaign County Humane Society

March - Rape Advocacy, Education & Counseling Services (R.A.C.E.S)

April - Books to Prisoners

May - Common Ground's Food For All Program

June - Eastern Illinois Foodbank

July - The Refugee Center

August - Salt & Light

September - Immigrant Services of CU

October - Courage Connection

November - Common Ground's Food For All Program

December - Crisis Nursery

 

2023 Project Proposals

 

Previous Yearly Totals

 

2021 - $57,807.88

2020 - $45,033.68

2019 - $54,135.69

2018 - $53,613.69

2017 - $56,951.65

2016 - $58,319.31

2015 - $28,263

2014 - $16,493

2013 - $9,373

2012 - $6,324