Imagine paying for college
by drinking great coffee!
The story of Sacred Grounds Coffee
and its founders’ vision of supporting Christian higher education,
Christian healthcare, and Christian day school education
began on the campus of a Christian liberal arts university
nestled in the small Midwest town of Spring Arbor, Michigan.
Like so many Christian colleges and universities,
Spring Arbor University faces the challenge
of providing exceptional Biblically focused liberal arts education
without compromising its historic Christian identity
or making its programs financially inaccessible
for many prospective students and their families.
For many students, the cost of a private college education
forces them to become indebted to
the federal government through student loan programs,
which not only creates a burden for students and their families,
but also requires the university to adhere to rules and regulations
enforced by government bureaucracies who do not share
the school’s Christian beliefs and values.
One way to escape government intrusion upon
the university’s Christian mission and values
is for the university to control a large enough endowment to provide additional,
regular support for operations without being forced
to consistently raise the cost of tuition, room and board, and other fees for students.
The financial challenges facing Christian higher education
are similar to those experienced by churches,
Christian healthcare organizations, and Christian K-12 day schools.
Consequently, Sacred Grounds Coffee came into existence specifically
to provide a way to turn a consumable product (coffee)
into an economic vehicle that generously supports
Christian college students, their schools,
Christian healthcare, Christian K-12 schools,
and other Christian nonprofits
that faithfully serve communities throughout the United States.
In light of this, the founders of Sacred Grounds Coffee created
the company to simultaneously deliver exceptionally good coffee products
and generously support Christian ministries with 100% of its net profit.
This is accomplished through Sacred Grounds Connect,
the affinity app where participants can direct net profit from their purchases
to a particular student, school, or nonprofit
- for God's glory and the flourishing of His people.
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