Staples Foundation Awards $2.5 Million to Nonprofits; Caribou Coffee Sources 100 Percent from Rainforest Alliance Certified Farms - CSR Minute for January 10, 2012

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Staples Foundation Awards $2.5 Million to Nonprofits; Caribou Coffee Sources 100 Percent from Rainforest Alliance Certified Farms - CSR Minute for January 10, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 10:10am

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The Staples Foundation has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 112 nonprofit organizations serving at-risk youth throughout the country. Organizations were selected for their commitment to providing youth with the skills and resources to become responsible citizens. 70 percent of the grant recipients will use the funds to address education and literacy; 20 percent will support mentoring and life skills initiatives; and 10 percent will support environmental programs and services for youth with disabilities.
 
Caribou Coffee says it's the first major coffee retailer in the U.S. to source all its coffee and espresso beans from farms certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Rainforest Alliance certification is managed by the Sustainable Agriculture Network, a team of nonprofit conservation groups. SAN sets standards to guide farms in sustainable agriculture practices, including natural resources conservation and reasonable working conditions. Caribou Coffee is among Minnesota’s 60-largest public companies, based on revenue.
 
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