When our communities are strong, so are we.

To strengthen the communities where we operate, we focus on three areas: agricultural advocacy, food security, and healthful children – which are all integral to community resilience.

Investing in our communities

Each year, we aim to invest 4% of our net income back in our communities. Our contributions include grants and in-kind product donations to over 100 organizations each year.

Fostering a culture of service

Every employee receives 8 hours of paid time each year to volunteer with the organization of their choice. We also match employee donations to nonprofit organizations, up to $500 per employee annually.

We’re working hard to build a culture where we genuinely care for each other, do right by our customers and community and work together. When our internal values meet community needs, incredible things happen.

Michael Graham

Tillamook Director of Plant Operations in Boardman

Agricultural Advocacy

Supporting the Next Generation of Farmers

We support students studying agriculture by providing scholarship funds at organizations like OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon Farm Bureau, Tillamook County Dairy Women and the National Milk Producers Federation. 

Agricultural Advocacy

Youth in Agriculture

We support national youth agriculture organizations like 4-H Clubs and Future Farmers of America, as well as sponsoring agricultural celebrations in our hometowns like county fairs and the dairy parade.

Agricultural Advocacy

Building the Future of farms and Farming

As a farmer-owned co-op, we care deeply about the future of farming and are actively investing in it. We support the Oregon Agricultural Trust on their mission to protect farmland. Plus, we’ve committed $1.5M to Oregon State University’s new dairy processing facility, which will advance the dairy industry in Oregon.


Food Security


We are committed to ending hunger in Oregon and across the country because we believe everyone should have access to wholesome food. Each year, we donate thousands of pounds of Tillamook products to organizations that address food security, including Oregon Food Bank, Urban Gleaners, Food Roots, Boardman Food Pantry, Feeding America and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Issues like affordable housing, childcare and rural broadband often impact the same low-income populations that experience hunger. We’ve begun to tackle those issues by supporting organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Families First Childcare Center and American Connection Corps. 

Healthful Children


Supporting Youth Sports in Our Hometowns

Empowering youth is key to building resilient communities, and we’re helping provide opportunities for kids in our hometown communities to be active. For example in Tillamook County, we helped fund a new track and field to support fitness and exercise opportunities for both students and the community.

Nutrition Education

Each year we support local programs dedicated to providing nutrition education to families, children and schools. This includes support to family nutrition programs, school gardens, and school nutrition education programs such as Grow Portland, Friends of the Children Portland and the Providence Teaching Kitchen & Food Pantry at Providence Milwaukie Hospital. 

Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Program

To support college-bound students, we saw a need for a different type of scholarship, not based solely on academic success or athletic ability, but one that shines a spotlight on students who find ways to enrich their communities. In 2022, we marked the 20th anniversary of this program, which invests $25,000 each year in scholarships for students.

We love a worthy cause

Each year, TCCA gives back by investing in our community and donating to organizations in Agricultural Advocacy, Food Security, and Healthful Children. If you’d like to apply for assistance, tell us a little about your organization and how we can help.

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