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Community Impact

In 2016, we launched our community engagement arm, Fair State Cooperates. Each month we partner with a different nonprofit organization selected by our Member-Owners. In our partnerships, we raise funds through beer sales, awareness through social media, and involvement through volunteerism.

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Giving back

Every time you purchase a crowler or a bottle in the taproom or online, 10% is donated to the month’s nonprofit partner. But our Cooperates programming also goes much further than that.

Our Cooperates programming this year is divided into three blocks: Justice, Combating Climate Change, and Democracy. Each block will start with a skill-building workshop, then we’ll have the first meeting of that block’s book club, then we’ll have a volunteer opportunity, and then we’ll finish out with the final book club meeting and reflection.

You can check out upcoming Cooperates events on our events calendar.

2021 Nonprofit Partners

Fair State Co-op focuses our Cooperates work on organizations that work within the impact areas of democracy, justice, or combating climate change. Each fall, Fair State Co-op members nominate and select the next year’s Cooperates Partners.

As a cooperative brewery, the direction of our charitable giving is determined by our member-owners via our Cooperates partnerships. FSBC donates a limited amount of goods to organizations outside of our monthly member-selected Fair State Cooperates partners.

If you have a donation or sponsorship request, please read the guidelines below, then fill out and submit this donation request form if your event qualifies.