SPONSORSHIPS & donation requests
Bloomington Cooperative Services Inc. is committed to supporting and investing in sustainable growth opportunities in the vibrant community we serve. The Cooperative gives consideration to nonsectarian, nonpartisan organizations and events that reflect our cooperative principles. We give preference to organizations and events whose mission and activities are equitable and meet one or more of the following criteria:
Focus in areas of health & wellness, local, organic, and sustainable food efforts, farmland preservation, the environment, and programs that support the education, health, and well-being of the people in our community.
501(c)(3) Non-profit entities.
Organizations and events seeking to provide no-cost resources to the community.
Organizations and events that serve our local Bloomington area directly with our donation.
A completed donation request form must be received 30 days prior to your event date in order to be considered. All applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. While we understand your request is important to you, please refrain from calling for follow-up. Due to limited donation budgets, early submission of your application is recommended.
Only one donation per year will be made to any given organization. Please plan appropriately and decide when it is best to request a donation from Bloomingfoods.
Please keep in mind that we receive donations requests nearly daily. We try to help as many organizations as possible with our monthly donations budget. This generally means small donations in the form of co-op gift cards. These can be used as prizes, silent auction items, or to purchase food or other items for the event. Occasionally we are able to fill requests for donated products, and/or prepared deli foods. Please determine food types and quantities you are seeking prior to requesting food donations
Past support of an organization or event is not a guarantee of future support.
In exchange for our donation, public recognition is appreciated. Below are some suggestions:
Create 1-2 social media posts about Bloomingfoods and tag us in them.
Tag Bloomingfoods in your Facebook event page.
Include the Bloomingfoods logo in your print and online materials.
Verbally recognize Bloomingfoods Co-op at your event.
Display passive Bloomingfoods Co-op information at your event.
If you are the recipient of a donation from Bloomingfoods and are in need of a logo file for your promotional materials, you can download them here.
By downloading, you agree to not alter our logos in any way:
Do not stretch logos
Do not change colors of logos
Do not crop logos
Do not overlap our logos with other logos
If you need a different version or are having difficulty downloading any logo, please contact Bloomingfoods’ marketing department or send a message to email@example.com.
fundraisers & TICKET sales
In addition to donations, we support our community by selling tickets for local events & fundraisers at all three of our retail locations. We request that any ticket sales agreements be made at least one month prior to the event. Tickets and agreement forms can be dropped off to the Marketing department at our administrative office directly behind the Near West store. Upon event completion, a check will be issued to your organization within 30 business days. For more information or to sell tickets for your upcoming event, contact the marketing department.