Land O’Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar-for-dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. By matching funds for projects selected and funded by member cooperatives, Land O’Lakes Foundation leverages local funding efforts and ensures community support for programs.
Member Co-op Match Program funds are awarded to a wide variety of eligible local projects undertaken by non-profit organizations. Generally, grants are restricted to organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Great Bend COOP generously matched the Land O’Lakes donation, and United Way of Central Kansas was gifted $2,000 to go towards the 2015 Campaign. Not only does the COOP match this grant, their employees give generously through payroll deduction and are making a difference in their community.