Funding our grocery store requires capital from various sources, as shown below. We're proud to be a co-op, which means we practice the 7 Cooperative Principles. Principle #3 is "member economic participation", which means we do not fund our store through venture capital and large investors, but rather, through the financial participation of our Owners and members of the community through loans and donations.
Items shown with the person icon are the key places Owners and community members still need to participate to complete our store funding.
This bar graph shows our current fundraising targets and progress. Owner loans combined with donations and benefits from the community are shown together as any combination of them needs to total $2M. We have yet to raise $1.4M of that and are targeting at least 30% of that $1.4M in donations.