Coffee Gives Back Charity Showcase

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NCA Charity Showcase


The NCA Coffee Gives Back Charity Showcase & Award

Supporting coffee-producing communities at origin.   

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NCA News: The Coffee Trust Named 2019 NCA Origin Charity of the Year 

NCA Charity Showcase submissions are welcome on a rolling basis.


One of the things that makes coffee unique is that many organizations work, on a daily basis, to help those farmers who are struggling and strengthen the coffee community at origin.

As part of the NCA Coffee Gives Back Program, this Charity Showcase is an online industry resource highlighting the work of these charities dedicated to supporting the coffee community at origin. 

We hope that sharing their stories will inspire new ideas in the years to come, and help the entire coffee community move forward together.

All eligible organizations are invited to apply; NCA membership is not a prerequisite for inclusion. Learn more

The 2019 NCA Origin Charity of the Year

The Coffee TrustThe National Coffee Association is proud to name The Coffee Trust as this year's recipient of the NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award. The 2019 award is generously sponsored by Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee.

Read the NCA news release.

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About the 2019 NCA Showcase Charities


We believe that the economic benefits within the whole coffee supply chain should be leveled up around the world, particularly for coffee pickers. At Coffee Care, we try to fill in that gap for coffee pickers and their communities, in Guatemala.

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Enveritas' mission is to end poverty in the coffee sector by 2030. 

"We are committed to creating a new standard for sustainability assurance in global supply chains, starting with coffee. To develop an efficient and scalable system, we use geospatial analysis and machine learning technology to identify coffee farms via satellite imagery and monitor them remotely for issues like deforestation. By launching and scaling a credible, cost efficient assurance system for all the world’s 12.5 million coffee farms and investing part of the savings into agronomy training, we can improve the livelihoods of 4 million coffee farmers."

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Elevate Nepal’s mission is to provide the Nepalese access to resources that allow for the responsible development of a sustainable community.

"We believe in empowering Nepalese citizens to help themselves while providing financial assistance and guidance to help achieve goals. Throughout our lives we have seen how beneficial and encouraging the spread of knowledge can be. At Elevate Nepal, we seek to inspire and motivate Nepalese citizens with all of our efforts."

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Our mission is to work alongside coffee-farming families & community-based organizations to learn from their challenges with hunger and cultivate a food-secure future through long-term solutions.

We believe everyone deserves enough to be nourished, to live independently, and to make a positive difference. We believe coffee farmers can be leaders in improving the quality of life for their families and their rural communities.

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Winner of the 2018 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award

Our mission is to reduce cervical cancer among women in developing countries. 

Our vision is of a world in which all women are protected from the threat of cervical cancer by timely and high-quality prevention services.

We are a mission-driven international non-profit organization, born out of and with enduring ties to the coffee industry and focused on increasing coverage of cervical cancer prevention services.

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The mission of the IWCA is to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.

[Our goal is to] be the platform for women’s empowerment and inclusion to achieve sustainability across the coffee industry and communities and to provide the proof positive for other commodities to follow.

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Pueblo a Pueblo’s mission is to improve the health, education, and food security of families in rural coffee-growing communities in Latin America through integrated school- and community-based programs. 

We strive  to foster values such as personal responsibility, self-respect, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and careful stewardship of resources among our team and community partners. In the long term, we aspire to catalyze meaningful local development toward a more equitable, sustainable future for coffee-farming communities in Guatemala.

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SID helps poor farmers graduate from poverty by helping them build successful farm businesses that increase their income. This includes conserving the natural resources upon which their agro-businesses depend, and helping women play an equal role in building these businesses.

SID envisions a prosperous rural communities in developing countries, where farmers do  not need to migrate to the cities or other countries in search of employment and a better life. 

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Winner of the 2019 NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award

The Coffee Trust helps indigenous coffee farmers and their families improve their agricultural practices, diversify their incomes, and grow/raise healthy food for their families. 

The Coffee Trust believes that the communities we work with know what they need based on their culture, their values, and their priorities. Our job is to provide the framework for them to discover, implement, and share their own solutions. 

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The CQI Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) unlocks the potential of coffee farming women, youth and their families, promotes equitable opportunities for their communities to thrive, and catalyzes bold industry action toward a supply chain that works for everyone–through proven, inclusive, and scalable programs.

We envision a coffee sector that works for everyone.

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Award Sponsor

Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee

The NCA Origin Charity of the Year Award is made possible by the support of Mother Parker's Tea and Coffee




NCA Convention 2020 Austin


NCA Sustainability Showcase

5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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