In and around our corporate headquarter community of Keene, N.H., C&S sponsors community-wide events that attract people of all ages and walks of life. These events benefit nonprofit organizations and attract a special vibrancy, creativity and fun to a place that is especially important to us. Many of these events are large scale, and with our support, many of them are free of charge or low cost. Proposals are by invitation only.
Sponsorship for smaller scale events in our corporate headquarter communities or in our other locations are invited through the Mini Grants program.
When problems are truly large, the more help we can all give and participate in solutions, the more we can make an impact. C&S focuses major grant investments in three specific areas: hunger, children and environment. This focus represents an effort by C&S to make a significant impact and to drive change.
Please note that all of our major grants are available by invitation only; applications are initiated by C&S.
Applications are accepted by invitation only from statewide or regional food banks that are members of the Feeding America network and are located in areas where C&S operates. Major Grants to food banks are for programs, projects, equipment or general operations.
Note: Local community kitchens and food pantries within 20 miles of a C&S facility are eligible for Mini Grant consideration.
Children’s Issue Grants
C&S supports the United Way‘s approach, actions and impact on key social services issues in our communities. United Way organizations from coast to coast receive support from C&S through a dollar-for-dollar match to our employee’s donations. Our Major Grant investment in children focuses on children’s literacy and is specific to First Book.
Support is directed to The Conservation Fund to further the goals of the Go Zero program.
Visit our Donations FAQ page for more details.