Supporting our community through annual financial contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours is a core part of our company culture. We work directly with 50+ local and national nonprofit organizations through charitable giving, event sponsorships, matching gifts, conservation work, and plant-related projects. Learn about our grant program and some of the organizations working on issues in the areas of environmental, herbal education, social justice and sustainable agriculture.
Grants 4 Plants
Mountain Rose Herbs created a grant program in 2018 to support home herbalists, nonprofits, and small businesses working to make this planet a better place! Visit Grants 4 Plants for information on qualifications, requirements, and how to submit an application. Learn about the plant-projects and organizations we’ve funded in the past.
Environmental & Wildlife Conservation
The Audubon Society of Portland protects native birds (and other wildlife) and their habitats across Oregon. Near Yachats, Oregon, their Tenmile Creek Sanctuary is a place of extraordinary ecological importance. It includes the largest intact stand of coastal temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and Western hemlock in the lower 48 states and is home to the marbled murrelet and northern spotted owl – federally listed as threatened. Mountain Rose Herbs helps fund the preservation of this critical habitat.
Beyond Toxics has an impressive history of successes, working for environmental and social justice in Oregon. Mountain Rose Herbs does all it can to help our friends at Beyond Toxics. We donate 5% of annual sales from our Pollinator Tea to Beyond Toxics. We also help by sponsoring their action campaigns and events, distributing timely and important campaign materials, and paying for a portion of the printing of those materials. If you live in Oregon and want to ensure a healthy and vibrant landscape within our lovely state, we encourage you to support them too.
They foster a connection between people and bird predators in the Pacific Northwest. Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, staff and dedicated volunteers work to rehab and release orphaned, sick, and injured birds. Mountain Rose Herbs supports the Center by distributing information and adopting permanent bird residents of the Center annually. We are lucky to have this organization in Eugene, Oregon.
A truly inspiring organization in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to protecting the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Cascadia region. These folks aggressively promote a more compassionate and responsible relationship with ecosystems in the land we call home, and we could not imagine our great region without them! Mountain Rose Herbs assists Cascadia Wildlands with substantial annual contributions and event sponsorships. This organization is smaller than most environmental groups and could use all the help they can get, so please visit them online.
Without a complex habitat full of multi-tiered species, scientists unanimously agree that our world would be rendered useless and infertile. Mountain Rose Herbs has chosen to support the work of this tireless organization, which is the nation's leading defender of imperiled wildlife across the world. Their main mission is to secure a future for all species, large and small, that are hovering on the brink of extinction. Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to be an annual financial donor.
Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to be an EarthShare Oregon Business Member. We have organized an employee giving program that connects our staff with like-minded environmental organizations working to protect and defend the places we hold dear. Through this program, Mountain Rose Herbs generates thousands of dollars each year for numerous nonprofits in the state of Oregon. In 2016, Mountain Rose Herbs owners generously pledged to match every employee donation dollar-for-dollar!
This nonprofit organization protects and enhances native ecosystems in the Mt. Pisgah area outside of beautiful Eugene, Oregon. They have a dedicated trail crew and lead guided tours through Buford Park’s 2,300 acres of riparian forests, fir groves, and endangered oak savannas and prairies. Mountain Rose Herbs sponsors multiple plots in the Native Plant Nursery each year, including Yarrow, Trillium, and Nettle.
Mountain Rose Herbs is pleased to support an organization that has a solid track record of planting and caring for trees. Since 1989, they've planted more than 450,000 trees in Portland/Vancouver and Eugene/Springfield metro areas. As a sponsor of their Green Space Initiative, this partnership is more than just a monetary donation. Mountain Rose Herbs' employees have the opportunity to get their hands dirty to increase urban canopy cover and inspire residents to care for existing trees.
We know the importance of water both for our business, our employees, and our planet. That’s why we support our local Long Tom Watershed Council (LTWC). Through education and collaboration, this nonprofit organization works to improve water quality and watershed ecology. The LTWC helps us maintain our pesticide-free campus, integrated pest management practices, and Salmon-Safe certification. Mountain Rose Herbs supports the LTWC as a member of their Business League and the Amazon Creek Initiative.
As a volunteer-based organization, the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council (MFWWC) provides a crucial service to monitor and improve water quality in our area. Along with an annual contribution, Mountain Rose Herbs is proud to partner with MFWWC on restoration projects, and to sponsor and promote their events. We support their mission to restore and sustain the ecological integrity of riparian habitats for this and future generations to enjoy.
Mount Pisgah is a nonprofit operation nesting on a 209-acre living tree museum full of diverse terrain and natural ecosystems. The arboretum is committed to using an ecologically sound approach to all aspects of site development and maintenance. Throughout the year, several educational programs are sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs and hosted onsite at Mount Pisgah, including the Wildflower Mushroom Festivals. Mountain Rose Herbs also sponsored an interpretive exhibit in the Arboretum’s incense-cedar forest, worth a visit if you’re in Eugene.
The Native Fish Society advocates for the recovery of wild, native fish and promotes the stewardship of the habitats that sustain them. We want our employees and every living creature to have the opportunity to enjoy the rivers and streams that make this a wonderful place to live. Mountain Rose Herbs is a corporate member of this group, and we encourage you to learn more about their work to conserve, protect, and restore native fish for future generations.
We are proud to support the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP), a truly informative and resourceful organization. Mountain Rose Herbs assists NCAP in disseminating information and action alerts to the public concerning pressing pesticide issues, and in the promotion of pesticide-free living. In addition, we make financial and in-kind donations. Check out their website to get printable brochures and flyers on pesticides, lawn poisons, alternatives to harmful chemicals, and resources for home and garden tips.
Oregon Wild is one of Oregon's finest environmental organizations fighting for the preservation of our wild and open places and all of the critters that live within them. From salmon protection to wolf introduction, we believe that Oregon would not be the special place to work, live, or play without the efforts of Oregon Wild. Currently, Mountain Rose Herbs is one of their largest financial supporters, and we sponsor all of their Wild Wednesday events in Portland and Eugene. If you love the wild splendor of Oregon, please support this organization.
Mountain Rose Herbs is a regular financial contributor to this active organization that is at the forefront of the pesticide reform movement. In addition to this, we also donate products to their charity events and distribute pesticide use information on their behalf. We encourage anyone concerned about the excessive use of pesticides to give this group a moment of their time.
Since 1985, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams and lakes for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people. WaterWatch was the first organization in the west to seek structural reform of antiquated water laws to protect and restore our rivers. Mountain Rose Herbs supports this important organization with an annual financial contribution. Learn more and get involved to protect the natural flows in Oregon’s rivers today.
This public interest law firm has a list of accomplishments as high as the mighty Sequoia trees grow and as impressive as the rushing western waters home to our beloved salmon. They use the power of law to defend and protect majestic landscapes, iconic wildlife, and rural farming communities. Mountain Rose Herbs supports WELC with annual financial contributions, event sponsorships, and a matching gift.
Wild Salmon Center is the only organization of its kind that conserves wild Pacific salmon across their entire range: from Northern California, to Alaska, to the Russian Far East. They focus on river systems that are still healthy and productive—“strongholds” for wild salmon—and proactively safeguard them before critical habitat has been degraded by mines, dams, or clear-cut timber harvests. In doing so, they’re also working to benefit the North Pacific’s salmon-dependent communities, jobs, and wildlife. Mountain Rose Herbs is a generous supporter of WSC's work to conserve some of the Lower 48's best wild salmon and steelhead rivers right here in western Oregon.
Willamette Riverkeeper has been working to protect and restore the Willamette River for more than 20 years. They believe that a river with good water quality, abundant natural habitat, and one that’s safe for fishing and swimming is a basic public right. Mountain Rose Herbs supports Willamette Riverkeeper through annual event sponsorship of its Great Willamette Clean Up, a Valley-wide day of community action.
Herbal Education & Free Clinics
The Berkeley Herbal Center, formerly Ohlone Herbal Center Clinic, has been operating since 1993. They offer wellness consultations and a fully stocked natural apothecary that provides opportunities to learn about holistic health, receive nutritional support, and formulate custom herbal medicines. Student internships are available, and all clinic fees are by donation. Mountain Rose Herbs donates organic herbal products to this community clinic.
The Charlotte Herbal Accessibility Project (CLTHAP) works to provide equal and affordable access to herbal medicine to communities in multiple community garden plots around Charlotte, North Carolina. Through education on regenerative farming, harvesting herbs, and making herbal remedies, the project puts herbal medicine into the community's own hands. They provide the knowledge and resources for community members to sustain themselves in the future. The CLTHAP was one of the winners of the 2018 Mountain Rose Herbs Grants 4 Plants. Mountain Rose Herbs also proudly provides them with an annual donation of herbs and other goods.
Mountain Rose Herbs regularly donates organic tea to the Free Tea Party. Traveling the U.S., this free tea house cultivates community, health, peace, sustainability, and genuine human interactions. Free Tea Party started in Los Angeles, California and is based around the idea that serving free tea can create positive change. Look for the mobile teahouse at street fairs, herbal conferences, festivals, or parked along a street serving tea somewhere near you.
Herbal Medics is the community outreach organization for The Human Path School. The motto of Herbal Medics is “sustainable medicine, sustainable food, sustainable skills,” and they devote their efforts to fulfilling that motto by providing free herbal and integrative health care, off-grid engineering solutions, small-scale regenerative medicinal and food gardening, and free herbal education to underserved and post-disaster communities around the US and abroad. Herbal Medics was one of the winners of the 2018 Mountain Rose Herbs Grants 4 Plants. Mountain Rose Herbs also proudly provides them with an annual donation of herbs and other goods.
Currently spreading herbal support throughout the East Atlanta region, Herbalista Free Clinic (AKA The Herb Bus) provides herbal first aid and earth-based constitutional medicine to underserved populations. Initial consultations are up to two hours long and include the creation of a personalized health program. We are happy to provide support by donating herbs to be used in their sliding scale herb clinic. All funds support the services of earth-based care for underserved communities.
Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) embraces a collective vision of a global community where all people have access to affordable herbal holistic natural and botanical health and wellness. With a global team of volunteers, we are able to provide natural and botanical support to communities through HWB Chapter's grassroots and special projects. Herbalists Without Borders International has 15 Special Projects, and over 50 local to global chapters! Mountain Rose Herbs happily supports Herbalists Without Borders with an annual donation of herbs and other goods.
This is one of the few medically integrated free clinics in the U.S. where patients can receive conventional medical care offered by physicians and nurse practitioners, and can also receive alternative care from holistic professionals. Ithaca Health Alliance facilitates access to health care for all with a focus on the needs of the uninsured. Health services are 100% free for anyone without health insurance. Mountain Rose Herbs happily supports the Ithaca Free Clinic by donating herbs for their holistic professionals, including herbalist, 7Song.
Occupy Medical runs a free clinic on Sundays in Lane County, Oregon where people with, or without health insurance can come to get treated and served. This group is comprised of dedicated healthcare professionals and support personnel who believe healthcare is a basic human right that must be made accessible to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Their mobile medical clinic provides primary care in towns within our county whose populations have the greatest needs. Mountain Rose Herbs not only donates herbs for use in their clinic, we also provide human resources via our Paid Time for Community Involvement program for staff.
We are proud to donate herbs to the Oakland-based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved urban immigrant communities in the Bay Area. The Street Level Health Project not only brings healthcare to the uninsured through their free health screening and patient health navigation program, but they also provide temporary assistance for those with basic needs in food, clothing and support. In addition, their staff addresses the root causes of poor health by empowering and supporting low-wage immigrant workers to be active participants in their lives, families, and communities. Street Level Health Project is working to tackle institutional and systemic barriers to health equity through advocacy and coalition, partnering with organizations committed to building power for disenfranchised communities.
Since their inception, Mountain Rose Herbs has financially contributed to and actively co-campaigned with this organization. We follow their recommendations for threatened species and make decisions to either stock or discontinue botanicals based on their notifications concerning the status of particular plants. We sponsor their annual events and make substantial financial contributions as well. Their mission is to ensure healthy stands of threatened or endangered medicinal plants, and they offer information on planting your own endangered herb garden. Become a member today to access their fun website with loads of advice and membership services.
Organic & Sustainable Agriculture
Mountain Rose Herbs’ mission aligns completely with that of The Cornucopia Institute, supporting sustainable, organic agriculture and educating consumers, family farmers, and the public. This group of passionate researchers, advocates, and foodies promote economic justice for farmers and producers. Mountain Rose Herbs supports The Cornucopia Institute with an annual financial donation in their work to spread information with scorecards and infographics.
MOSES is an indispensable organization for the organic movement and of particular interest to those who live in the Upper Midwest Region. Mountain Rose Herbs is a regular financial contributor to this inspiring organization, and we are one of the leading sponsors of their annual Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference. Please support them and their work by helping to transform agriculture into a sustainable organic system of farming that is ecologically sound and viable, and socially just.
The Rodale Institute’s mission truly aligns with that of Mountain Rose Herbs. “Through organic leadership we improve the health and wellbeing of people and the planet.” For more than 60 years, this group has been researching organic agriculture, sharing best practices, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about the health benefits of eating organic. Mountain Rose Herbs is a financial supporter, and we encourage everyone to learn more about the Rodale Institute.
Social Justice & Green Partners
Since 1971, BRING has provided the community with creative recycling services through their Reuse Store and community education programs. As a zero-waste company, Mountain Rose Herbs relies on valuable organizations like BRING to upcycle our used office furniture and construction materials. Since 2011, Mountain Rose has been a certified BRING RE:think business, undergoing an assessment and consultation every two years to reduce waste and maximize energy efficiency.
Mountain Rose Herbs has been screened and approved as a Gold certified Green America business. We achieved this distinction for our commitment to conducting business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and demonstrating care for our customers, communities, workers, and the environment. Supporting sustainable businesses is an important step in forging an economy that supports social justice, healthy communities, and ecological balance.
Since 2006, Mountain Rose Herbs has offset unavoidable carbon emissions by partnering with groups that help us fund alternative energy and carbon sequestration projects. In 2017, we connected with NativeEnergy, a Public Benefit Corporation and certified B Corp, to invest in Big Smile Wind Farm in Oklahoma. We use NativeEnergy’s carbon calculator to determine the emissions from our operations, including electricity, natural gas, fuel, waste, employee travel, and inbound and outbound shipments. Learn what you can do to lessen your carbon impact by visiting their website.
NextStep is a true asset in our community. They provide technology and training to children and adults with barriers while also protecting the environment and community from hazardous waste. We donate gently used electronics for resale at their ReUse Store and also give them broken electronics to be recycled in a responsible way. Recently, we found a way to give block Styrofoam a second life and keep it out of the landfill by donating it to NextStep for their use in the shipping of refurbished electronics. Learn more about this volunteer-based nonprofit electronic recycler.