Our Programs

Community CHIP®

Community CHIP®

The Community CHIP® program, part of Community Shares of Wisconsin, is a fundraising program in partnership with Willy Street Co-Op’s three locations. Simply say “yes” when asked if you’d like to CHIP at the Co-op, and the cashier will add a 1% donation to your purchase. That’s only 30 cents for a $30 bag of groceries. The Co-op collects the money for Community Shares to distribute equitably among its member nonprofits.

It may seem like small change, but the dollars really add up. Last year, the Community CHIP program raised over $300,000 to support our member nonprofits. Thank you to all who say yes to Community CHIP!

Community CHIP

Because the Community CHIP program is a part of Community Shares, all CHIP contributions are tax deductible.

Know that your donations make a big difference to our member nonprofits. All of your small gifts add up to one tremendous gift for our community.

 

From the Ground Up: An Interview with Candace Weber

From the Ground Up: An Interview with Candace Weber

As Community Shares of Wisconsin marks its fiftieth anniversary, we asked Candace Weber, who received the Founders Award, to discuss the organization and its work through the years. Describe the origins of Community Shares of Wisconsin. We started the Madison...

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Disability Rights Wisconsin: CHIP Chat on self-advocacy

Disability Rights Wisconsin: CHIP Chat on self-advocacy

Your mind matters; learn how to advocate for it under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). On Wednesday, June 22, Join Disability Rights Wisconsin for a CHIP Chat covering self-advocacy strategy and hypothetical scenarios to help prepare...

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Your Community CHIP Gifts: $225,000 Last Year

Your Community CHIP Gifts: $225,000 Last Year

The Willy Street Reader featured an article on the partnership between Community Shares of Wisconsin and the Willy Street Co-op. Thanks for giving to the Community CHIP™ program--last year you donated over $225,000!  CSW and all of our member groups can't thank you...

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Community Chip® Supporters

By agreeing to CHIP at the Willy Street Coop, you are providing (through CSW) 20-25% of the annual operating budget of this all-volunteer-run non-profit. Wheels for Winners is an organization that has operated an earn-a-bike program serving Madison and Dane County for 27 years.

Community CHIP donations at Willy Street Coop provide needed funds for REAP’s work making good food, grown well, available to all. In fields, classrooms, and cafeterias around Southern Wisconsin, REAP helps connect farmers to eaters, providing a healthy dose of education along the way.