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Reflecting on our Coffee-Community Outreach in 2010

The New Year is a little over 24 hours from now and as most of us are doing at this time of year – I’m reflecting.

Last week we had a Country of Origin team lunch to relax and come together as a group. The team is made up of GMCR employees in various departments who meet throughout the year to review funding for projects in our coffee-growing communities. Being part of the team is an honor but takes dedication and time – each quarter we read, review and discuss each grant request.

During that lunch I started reflecting on what makes the work worth the time – seeing that the commitment makes an impact – in coffee-growing communities, in our supply-chain. That impact is difficult to quantify through dollar amounts, geographic reach or even number of people touched. The impact of these projects, especially food security projects, cannot be captured in the snapshot of 2010 alone. Even though I know that, when I look at those numbers I’m proud – proud to be a part of the process that helped fund over 60 projects in 2010 and in food-security projects alone touched 124,159 people. I’m excited when I look at these numbers – excited to keep reading and working with our great partners – both non-profits and cooperatives that make these projects come to life!

Below is a list of organizations we granted and worked with in 2010. Thank you for your contribution and dedication to the sustainability of our coffee-growing communities in 2010!

Grounds for Health

Coffee Kids

Root Capital

Finca Triunfo Verde

CESMACH –Coffee Cooperative

Finca Triunfo Verde

Heifer International

Chajulense – Coffee Cooperative

Save the Children

Starfish One by One

Union Regional – Huatusco


Planting Hope

Freeplay Foundation/Coffee Lifeline Rwanda

CECOCAFEN – Coffee Cooperative


Café Femenino Foundation

Pueblo a Pueblo

The Coffee Trust (Fundacion Ixil)

CAC Divisoria


Catholic Relief Services(CRS)

UCPCO – Coffee Cooperative


San Juan del Rio Coco

Community Agroecology Network (CAN)

Medicines for Humanity

FairTrade USA

Let’s Talk Coffee


Partners in Health (PIH)

The Coffee Trust

PRODECOOP – Coffee Cooperative

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