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!

Community non-profits can apply to be a candidate for our round up at the register program called Common Cents. Please note that organizations must wait for two years before becoming eligible again. For example, an organization that received a donation in 2020 will not be eligible again until 2023. However, if an organization is nominated but not chosen, they may apply again until they are selected.

Additional questions:

Nominations for 2025 are open and voting will take place in the Fall of 2024. 


Nominate your group to be a Common Cents Recipient in 2025 by using this FORM.

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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