Round Up For Good


What is Round Up For Good?

Round Up For Good is a community-funded grant supported by our customers and owners. Each month, a local organization that enriches our community receives donations through customers “Rounding Up” their change at the registers. A little bit at the register adds up to a lot: we have raised over $350,000 for local organizations since 2012! 


The Round Up for Good program began in 2010, following the earthquake in Haiti when Common Ground owners expressed a desire to collectively donate to the humanitarian efforts through Common Ground. The Round Up for Good program became so successful that it became a monthly crowd-funding program, highlighting local organizations elected by our owners during our September elections. 


Every May, we dedicate donations towards our food accessibility program, Food For All, a program now nationally recognized as Co+op Basics, that provides annual ownership grants and discounts on pantry staples and produce. The other organizations are nominated and voted on by our owners every September. Each nominated organization must submit a specific project proposal in order to appear on the voting ballot. These project proposals will be made public for owners to review during the owner election. 


Round Up For Good 2021 Schedule

January - Daily Bread Soup Kitchen ($3,889.98)

February - Champaign County Humane Society (3,532.48)

March - Buy Black Chambana ($4,140.97)

April - Prairie Rivers Network ($4,173.35)

May - Common Ground’s Food For All Program ($4,675.74)

June - Eastern Illinois Foodbank ($4,020.73)

July - Planned Parenthood of Illinois: Champaign Health Center ($5,255.57)

August - Sola Gratia Farm ($5,359.53)

September - Immigrant Services of CU (formerly CU FAIR) ($5,525.75)

October - Courage Connection ($6,028.45)

November - Rape Advocacy, Counseling, Education and Services (R.A.C.E.S)

December - Crisis Nursery


2021 Project Proposals



Round Up For Good 2022 Schedule

January - Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

February - Urbana Free Library Foundation

March - Habitat for Humanity Community Garden

April - Urbana Champaign Books to Prisoners

May - Common Ground's Food For All Program

June - Eastern Illinois Foodbank

July - Planned Parenthood of Illinois: Champaign Health Center

August - Sola Gratia Farm

September - Immigrant Services of CU

October - Courage Connection

November - Prairie Rivers Network

December - Crisis Nursery


2022 Project Proposals


Previous Yearly Totals


2020 - $45,033.68

2019 - $54,135.69

2018 - $53,613.69

2017 - $56,951.65

2016 - $58,319.31

2015 - $28,263

2014 - $16,493

2013 - $9,373

2012 - $6,324