Round Up for Charity

Change Within Reach Program

Our Change Within Reach program gives Co-op shoppers the chance to contribute to community organizations in a way that does not break the bank but cumulatively makes a huge impact. Each month a local non-profit organization is featured as the program’s recipient to receive one hundred percent of the funds raised over the course of that month. It is anticipated participating organizations could receive donations of $1,000-$2,000.

Shoppers donate by allowing their purchase amount to be rounded up to the next highest dollar. Since the program started in April of 2014, Natural Harvest shoppers have raised over $150,000 for local non-profit organizations; in 2022 alone, over $21,400 was raised.

Your Co-op would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Co-op Shoppers for your continued donations and overall support of the program and another huge THANK YOU to the local non-profit organizations for the critical work they do to serve our Iron Range Community!


Are you affiliated with a local non-profit organization that would benefit from this program?

Every year, we ask local non-profit organizations that service our community to apply for this program.

The applications for 2025 are now live.

2025 Round Up Application

Recipients will be selected in October; letters will be mailed out to all applicants by October 31st announcing which organizations are selected for 2025.

Letters announcing the selected recipients of the 2025 Change Within Reach program will be mailed in late October 2024 to every group that applied. With the influx of applications received we do our best to diversify the recipients selected from year to year. Those not selected are encouraged to apply again.

Change Within Reach Round-Up Program Eligibility:

  • Your group must be a 501(c)3, 501(c)4 or other designated non-profit organization
  • Your organization must serve the local Mesabi Iron Range community directly
  • Your organization must be religiously and politically neutral
  • Your organization must be non-discriminatory on the basis of any legally recognized category including but not limited to race, creed, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical disability


Current Recipient

Northstar foundation

The Northstar foundation is a small Iron Range non-profit that has organized and sponsored a yearly arts camp for area children  since 1995.  Donations to the Northstar Foundation will help sponsor the Annual Children’s Art Camp at Mesaba Co-op Park.


Learn more about this program here.

As always, thank you for your continued support! Together, we can change our community for the better.

2024 Recipients

  • January: Mesabi Fit Coalition
  • February: Iron Range Partners for Sustainability Deep Winter Green House
  • March: Quad City Food Shelf
  • April: Northstar Foundation
  • May: East Range Sportsman & Conservation Club
  • June: Rock Ridge Mountain Bike Team
  • July: United Way Buddy Backpacks
  • August: Project Care Free Clinic
  • September: Mesabi Symphony Orchestra
  • October: NHFC Microgrant Fund
  • November: Precious Paws
  • December: Care Partners

February’s Change Within Reach Recap

In February 2024, our shoppers donated $1,728.65 to Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability 


Funds collected will support Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability in their project to establish a Deep Winter Greenhouse on the new Rock Ridge High School Campus. IRPS is dedicated to maintaining and improving the economic, environmental, and social characteristics of our area so that our residents can continue to lead healthy, productive, and enjoyable lives.

Learn more about this program here.

As always, thank you for your continued support! Together, we can Change our community for the better.

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