Common Cents

One of the ways the Belfast Community Co-op donates to our community is through our Common Cents program. Common Cents invites Co-op shoppers to round up the total of their purchases to the nearest dollar, donating the extra change to support to a community organization whose work contributes to local resilience. The Belfast Community Co-op determines which nominated organizations are eligible and Co-op owners vote on the final selection. Everyone is welcome to be a Co-op owner: learn more about becoming a Co-op Owner here.

Contributing to Common Cents fosters positive growth in our community. Let your cashier know if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity each time you shop!

Receiving organizations are eligible once every three years. Organizations that have been nominated but not selected may reapply every year.

Our Common Cents groups for 2023 have been selected. Nominations for 2024 are now closed and voting will start in October of 2023.

Owners can vote for the 2024 nominees from October 16th – October 30th.

Questions about Comments Cents and voting may be sent to

Common Cents Recipients

Click a recipient’s name to visit their website and learn more about their organization!

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