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Introducing Our 2020 Cooperates Partners

We’re thrilled to announce our 2020 Cooperates Partners! We are so grateful for the continued work of our members in nominating and voting for these amazing organizations. We couldn’t do this without the ideas and energy of our members.


As a reminder, our Cooperates Partners will receive ten percent of the revenue from CROWLER sales in their chosen month. Organizations can also choose to organize a volunteer activity for Fair State Co-op folks or to table in our taproom. We post those volunteering opportunities in our member newsletter and on our website, so keep an eye out there for upcoming volunteer possibilities. 


We rolled out a new framework for our 2020 Partners in which we decided to focus on organizations doing work within the issue areas of democracy, justice, and combating climate change. We’re excited to roll out this list of incredible local organizations doing important work within those issues areas. 



Climate Generation: Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy is a nationally connected and trusted nonprofit dedicated to climate literacy, climate change education, youth leadership and community engagement for innovative climate change solutions.



Planned Parenthood North Central States: PPNCS provides, promotes, and protects reproductive and sexual health through high quality care, education and advocacy. A member of America’s most trusted reproductive health care provider, they are proud to support and operate 29 health centers across our five-state region (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota).  Each year, they provide health care to nearly 115,000 people and health education to more than 99,000 people in that region.



Minnesota Freedom Fund: The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as they seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.



Sexual Violence Center: Sexual Violence Center provide respectful, confidential services to survivors, their friends, and their families free of charge. Their services are open to people of all genders. They also offer education and training. 



Appetite for Change: Appetite For Change uses food as a tool building health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. AFC is a community-led organization that strengthens families, creates economic prosperity, and encourages healthy living.



Friends of the Mississippi River: Friends of the Mississippi River engages people to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.



ACLU of MN: Founded in 1952 as the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Minnesota continues to promote, protect, and extend the civil liberties and civil rights of people in Minnesota through litigation, lobbying, and community engagement.



Save the Boundary Waters: The Campaign to Save The Boundary Waters is leading the efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness from sulfide-ore copper mining. The Campaign, led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, was organized by local residents in and around Ely, Minnesota, who are dedicated to creating a national movement to protect the clean water, clean air and forest landscape of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and its watershed from toxic pollution caused by mining copper, nickel and other metals from sulfide-bearing ore. 



Brewing Change MN: Brewing Change Collaborative’s mission is fostering diversity, equality, and inclusion of POC in, or interested in, the brewing industry through advocacy, outreach, and education, or just a couple beers.



Black Visions Collective: Black Visions Collective is a Black, Trans, and Queer led organization in affiliation with the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the official chapter in Minnesota. They are ground their work in long term systems change campaigns, community engagement and political education, leadership development, and cultural organizing rooted in transformative justice through a Black queer feminist lens.



Native Governance Center: Native Governance Center is a Native American-led nonprofit organization located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their mission is to assist Tribal nations in strengthening their governance systems and capacity to exercise sovereignty through leadership development and Tribal governance support. 



Minnesota Prison Doula Project: The Minnesota Prison Doula Project (MnPDP) provides pregnancy and parenting support for incarcerated women. They provide birth support from trained doulas, as well as group-based and individual education and support to pregnant women and mothers. The goal is to nurture healthy mother-child relationships and increase parenting confidence and skills.