As a grower-owned cooperative, Oregon Cherry Growers are invested in the communities where our fruits are grown. We believe in stewardship, not only sound environmental practices but supporting the local community through involvement and strategic gifts, to ensure future generations a healthy place to live, work and play.
OCG’s community investment program provides financial, in-kind, and volunteer support to causes that serve the communities and citizens in the Willamette Valley and Columbia River Gorge areas of Oregon. We focus our contributions on these types of programs and causes:
Oregon Cherry Growers concentrates its donations of time and financial contributions to support causes consistent with our vision and purpose. Each year, we receive more donation requests than we can possibly meet. That’s why we objectively screen requests based on a high standard of eligibility and purpose, distributing our limited donation budget to areas that focus on our mission and purpose as an agricultural cooperative.
To be eligible for an OCG donation, your organization or program must:
If you believe your request is eligible for consideration at OCG, please follow the steps below to apply for an OCG donation.
After receiving your request, we will respond in writing as soon as possible.
As a supporter of Hunger Relief, Agricultural Education, Health & Wellness and our Local Communities, Oregon Cherry Growers thanks our grower members, Board of Directors, employees and communities for your commitment and loyalty to the cooperative.
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