Bridge the Gap Fundraising Campaign

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The Bridge the Gap Fundraising Campaign is an opportunity to make tax-deductible donations to help raise an additional $1.75 million, funding that is essential to opening our community-owned grocery store and achieving our mission.

The Challenge

Construction on our community-owned grocery store will be completed in Fall 2022, and more than 2,000 owners and dozens of local farms are eagerly anticipating our opening. Unfortunately, manufacturing delays have pushed our opening to Spring/Summer 2023, and construction costs have increased an unprecedented 80%.

We need to raise an additional $1.75 million in donations to open our doors and make a lasting impact on local farms and our community. It’s a challenge that startups across the country are facing, and it’s a challenge we can and must meet.

What Will Our Donations Do?

The Bridge the Gap Campaign is an opportunity for all Massachusetts residents, including co-op owners and non-owners, to make tax-deductible donations that specifically support:

• Covering the difference in cost overruns on construction, hiring staff, and purchasing product

• Raise the pre-open cash that we need to function for an additional six months before opening

To Donate Now

Massachusetts residents, click Donate Now below (or in the sidebar) to make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, Cooperative Development Institute.

For Donor Advised Fund Donations or For More Information

To donate through a Donor Advised Fund, by check, or through another financial vehicle, or for more information, e-mail donate@assabetmarket.coop today!

Fundraising Connections

Networking is key to our campaign’s successTo connect us with neighbors, friends, and colleagues who share our cooperative values around local farms, food justice, and the environment and would like to help, please email donate@assabetmarket.coop.

Thank You for Your Support!