Nonprofit organizations are the unsung heroes of communities throughout the world. With meaningful initiatives aimed at creating systemic change, nonprofits seek to improve people’s quality of life – all while operating on lean and heavily-monitored budgets.
Electronic Commerce (EC) – a trusted merchant services provider and community advocate since 2010 – understands the challenges of keeping up with the financial demands of your nonprofit, especially with restricted funds, and has developed a program to help! Imagine raising thousands of dollars in unrestricted funds for your nonprofit organization.
Now, envision your supporters’ excitement when they discover that they can benefit from supporting your fundraising endeavors.
With EC Cares, everyone wins!
HOW EC GIVES BACK
EC gives back to our local community through volunteer groups, non-profit organizations, and or charities such as Shadetree Partnership located in Irvine, CA.
Shadetree Nursery events are a hands-on volunteer based organization that promoted more livable communities through the planting and stewardship of trees.
EC believes in helping those in need and contributing to the common good. Whether it’s volunteering at a local event, helping a neighbor or making a monetary donation, it’s not the act that matters. EC believes even the teeniest good deed can ignite change and positively impact the community by providing a renewed sense of hope.
THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap EBT) is a special charitable program we are a direct partner of to get more fruits and vegetables to consumers in search of a healthier lifestyle. Electronic Commerce gives by working with many organizations to support Farmers Markets and Direct Marketing Farmers. Farmers Markets are beneficial because they preserve America’s rural livelihoods and farmland, stimulate local economies, increase access to fresh, nutritious food, support healthy communities, and promote sustainability.
FOOD INSECURITY NUTRITION INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM
The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program was established by the 2014 Farm Bill to incentivize the purchase of fruits and vegetables by SNAP clients and direct partners such as Electronic Commerce. The FINI grant program is collaboratively administered by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Electronic Commerce is striving to help thousands of farmers markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, and retail food stores of all kinds participate in FINI grant projects all across the country. Shopping at these participating firms will give you the opportunity to stretch your benefit dollars and improve your diet.