Local Community Involvement
We take our responsibility to the communities where our coffee is grown seriously. But, we don’t lose sight of the fact that there are those who are less fortunate right here in our own community.
We also recognize that while the issues and challenges are big, we are small, and therefore our focus needs to be tight. We have chosen to concentrate on providing opportunity for those less fortunate so that they might have the opportunity to experience and celebrate the splendour of Muskoka.
Some examples of programs we have recently funded appear below and on the Grassroots page.
Applications for funding will be considered if they directly address the criteria detailed on the Funding Criteria page.
The Meeting Place Centre for Growth & Healing
Provides financial assistance to support the healing of individuals in Muskoka who are faced with mental/emotional health challenges and who have limited means.
We have supported this organization since 2010.
Table Soup Kitchen and Table Soup Food Bank
Those in need of a square meal in our community can count on a nice cup of coffee as well. Last year this organization served 5753 meals, including 942 meals for children.
We have supported this organization since 2007.
Rotary Club of Huntsville
Many local projects focus on young people in the community, such as a Children's Treatment Centre, a skate board park, a YWCA girls at risk program and an Opening Doors program for grade 7/8 girls.
We have supported this organization since 2000.
An organization working in the greater Huntsville and southeastern Parry Sound area to help transform vulnerable women and children into strong, healthy and independent families in the community.
We have supported this organization since 2013.
YMCA Literacy Services
This worthy charity provides free services to community residents who struggle with literacy in all its forms.
We have supported this organization since 2008.
A portion of this charity's mission is to be a transforming influence in the community...sounds right to us and we are happy to help.
We have supported this organization since 2004.
Festival of the Arts
Our contribution to the annual fundraiser allows the organization to offer a wide variety of cultural events over the course of the year, improving the health of the community .
We have supported this organization since 2003.
Other organizations make a regular contribution to the health of our community and we try to help out where we can. The following list includes when we started our support - Rosseau Farmer's Market (2005), the Baysville Library (2010), the Port Sydney/Utterson Chamber of Commerce (2003), the YWCA Muskoka (2010), the Rotary Club of Parry Sound (2012), Camp Mini Yo We (2006), MS Ontario (2007), Huntsville Hospice (2012), the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Run (2013), the Muskoka Small Business Association (2013) and the Parry Sound Poverty Reduction Network (2013).