community

Running a business is a gift. And the ability to share that gift with the communities where we live, work, and do business gets us out of bed every morning (plus coffee, of course).

When it comes to community, there’s a method to our madness; we primarily focus on issues and organizations related to educationsocial justice, and the environment.

Internationally, we donate a a portion of our annual sales to two organizations:

Child Aid’s FUNDIT program provides children in Guatemala with the finances they need for school registration, school supplies, uniforms, and more. Since 2003, Ethical Bean has raised over $64,000, providing more than 650 educational grade-schooler scholarships. In 2010, the FUNDIT Scholarship Program was renamed the Ethical Bean Coffee Scholarship Fund.

Project Somos is an eco-sustainable village and community for at-risk mothers and children located within the Kaqchikel community of Chivarabal in Guatemala. As an orphan prevention program, the Children’s Village supports widowed and single mothers who are at risk of losing their children due to poverty and difficult living situations by educating them on nutrition, hygiene, organic gardening, and more. With new skills and greater self-confidence, mothers are able to return to their communities and reunite with their children. To date, Ethical Bean has raised over $56,000 for Project Somos.

Children reading

On a more local note, we support dozens of community groups and events in Vancouver and across Canada—including the Vancouver International Film FestivalBike to Work Week, and the Union Gospel Mission.

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