Round Up for Good

2021 Round Up For Good Recipients

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Eastern Illinois Food Bank

Planned Parenthood of Illinois: Champaign Health Center

Sola Gratia Farm

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

Crisis Nursery

Buy Black Chambana

Courage Connection

Prairie Rivers Network

Immigrant Services of CU (formerly CU FAIR)

Champaign County Humane Society

Common Ground's Food For All Program

2021 ROUND UP FOR GOOD CHANGES

We are excited to announce that the Round Up For Good program is officially a community-funded grant. Common Ground seeks to better measure its community impact through this grant. With this change, 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. 

As an owner, Round Up For Good will operate the same as always. Only owners may nominate Round Up organizations and participate in the election in September. All customers will still have the opportunity to round up their purchase at the register. 

View 2021 Round Up For Good Project Proposals

WHAT IS ROUND UP FOR GOOD?

Each month, Common Ground’s customers “Round Up” their change at the register to donate to a local organization chosen by our owners. Customers may also throw extra change into our donation box on their way out. A little bit at the register adds up to a lot. We have raised over $250,000 since 2010!

The Round Up for Good program began in February 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 it became a month crowd funding program, highlighting local organizations elected by our owners the previous September. Round Up For Good elections are every September with the Board of Directors election & Meeting of Owners. Each month, Common Ground aims to collect donations in support of organizations that enrich our town. Every May, we dedicate donations towards our food accessbility program, Food For All, a program now nationally recognized as Co+op Basics, that provides annual ownership grants, discounts on pantry staples, and free Co-op class admission. 2020's lineup is exciting because every organization featured is within Champaign-Urbana. 

Round Up for Good 2021 Schedule

January - Daily Bread Soup Kitchen ($3,889.98)

February - Champaign County Humane Society ($3,532.48)

March - Buy Black Chambana ($4,140.97)

April - Prairie Rivers Network ($4,173.35)

May - Common Ground’s Food For All Program ($4,675.74)

June - Eastern Illinois Foodbank 

July - Planned Parenthood of Illinois: Champaign Health Center

August - Sola Gratia Farm 

September - Immigrant Services of CU (formerly CU FAIR)

October - Courage Connection

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

December - Crisis Nursery

 

Round Up for Good 2020 Schedule

January - Austin’s Place Emergency Overnight Shelter for Women ($4,960.60)

February - First Followers Re-entry Program (4,684.26)

March - Daily Bread Soup Kitchen ($4,469.41)

April - R.A.C.E.S. (Rape Advocacy, Counseling, Education Services) ($2,534.36)

May - Common Ground’s Food For All Program ($3,330.69)

June - Eastern Illinois Foodbank ($3.296.99)

July - Prairie Rivers Network ($3,495.58)

August - Sola Gratia Farm ($3,501.51)

September - Planned Parenthood Champaign Health Center ($3,914.22)

October - Courage Connection ($3,965.07)

November - Crisis Nursery ($3,439.58)

December - Immigrant Services of C-U (3,441.68)

 

PREVIOUS YEARLY TOTALS

2019 - $54,135.60

2018 - $53,613.69

2017 - $56,951.65 

2016 - $56,319.31

2015 - $28,263

2014 - $16,493

2013 - $9,373

2012 - $6,324