Donate to the Fredericksburg Food Co-op


You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Fredericksburg Food Co-op through our fiscal sponsor, Cooperative Development Fund of CDS. The Fund meets the requirements for a charitable and educational institution as described in Chapter 501(c)3 of the federal tax code and demonstrates compliance by filing annual financial statements (Form 990) with the IRS.

  • Donate by check. Email us for instructions to donate by check. Donations of publicly traded stock are also possible. Email us if you are interested in this option.
  • Donate by credit card.  Use this link to make a donation by credit card through Cooperative Development Fund of CDS. Be sure to choose “Fredericksburg Food Coop” in both designation options (a drop-down and a radio button list).
  • Donations of $200 and above will be recognized in writing by the Cooperative Development Fund. The Fund will send a written letter of acknowledgement; donors will need such letters for their records should they seek to deduct their gift on their tax returns. Donors of less than $200 have other options for supporting their claim of deductibility (cancelled check or credit card statement) and will not receive a letter of acknowledgement.
  • Use of funds. The mission of the Cooperative Development Fund is to support the wise use of cooperative approaches through education and development. Donations will be used to facilitate the development of our cooperative. Permitted uses include supplies, inventory, employee payroll and benefits, professional fees, building renovations, and furnishings.
  • Donations are not ownership. No item of value (ownership share, voting rights, owner discount, etc.) will be provided to donors of charitable gifts.

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