Fair State Cooperates
In 2016, we launched our community engagement arm, Fair State Cooperates. Each month we partner with a different nonprofit organization, as selected by our Member-Owners. In our partnerships, we raise funds through beer sales, awareness through social media, and involvement through volunteerism. Every time you purchase a CROWLER in the taproom, 10% is donated to the month’s nonprofit partner. When the opportunity exists, a group of Fair State members and patrons gather to volunteer in a way that meets the specific needs of the partner organization.

Members have asked how they can donate more to our Cooperates partners. Now, anytime you receive a discount, be it Member happy hour or a price break on a CROWLER 3-pack, you can elect to pay full price and donate your discount to the month’s featured nonprofit. Just say “I’d like to donate my discount!


Helping Paws is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with 30 years of experience training and matching service dogs to individuals with disabilities or veterans/first responders with PTSD. These circumstances are often very isolating and can make everyday tasks frustrating or impossible. Helping Paws service dogs are trained to provide assistance with many daily living activities such as retrieve objects that are out of reach, open and close doors, turn light switches off and on, position their bodies so a person who has fallen can pull up on them, bark for alert, find another person, and many other tasks—about one hundred (100) commands in all. The empowerment they provide to a person can literally transform lives. Helping Paws is one of two organizations in Minnesota to be fully accredited by Assistance Dogs International. Helping Paws has matched over 240 people with a service dog, giving people with disabilities or veterans/first responders the gifts of independence, dignity, and companionship.


Our 2019 Nonprofit Partners


Immigrant Law Center of MN

Free brief legal advice and representation to immigrants and refugees.


Society of Women Engineers

Giving women engineers a unique place and voice within the industry.


Appetite for Change

Creating social, racial and economic justice, and change through food.


Sexual Violence Center

Working to eradicate sexual abuse and assault.


Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

One of the nation’s busiest wildlife hospitals.


Helping Paws

Furthering people’s independence and quality of life with the use of Assistance Dogs.


Friends of the Mississippi River

To locally protect, restore, and enhance the river and its watershed.


SACA Food Shelf

Food shelf, emergency food program, senior food delivery, and thrift store.


East Side Neighborhood Services

Working towards equity by disrupting social and economic barriers.


CASA Cares

Providing grants to kids in the foster system for specific needs.


Sheridan Story

Combating hunger in our community by filling gaps to food access that children face.


Open Arms

Cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses.