Alakef Coffee Roasters is a local business, with caring individuals who also enjoy being active participants in both our local communities and our world!

Numerous charities, events and benefits contact us each month requesting donations or sponsorships. We would love to help each and every one, but like everyone, we also have budget constraints. Still, we try to spread our dollars as far as we can, both locally and globally.

The following are just a few of the organizations we have helped or sponsored in the past 24 months:

  • American Red Cross
  • Animal Allies
  • ARTcetera - Miller-Dwan Foundation
  • The Art of Local Food
  • Bentleyville
  • Big Bike Classic
  • Birdbanders Breakfast – Hartley Nature Center
  • Black's Grove Mountain Bike Race
  • Boo at the Zoo - Duluth
  • Bradfest
  • Celebration of Community Peacemakers
  • Coffee Kids
  • Courage Center
  • Damiano Center (weekly)
  • Denfeld Music Dinner & Auction
  • Duluth Armory and Arts Center
  • Duluth Gospel Tabernacle
  • Empty Bowl
  • Fitger’s Taste event
  • Fun Run - Ely
  • Gillette Children’s Hospital
  • Grandma's Marathon 2013, 2014
  • Hawk Ridge Annual Event
  • Honor Flight - Northland
  • Kiwanis Duluth
  • KUMD
  • Lester Park Community Club
  • Litchfield Eagles Auxiliary 3424 - Wine and Chocolate Event
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • LSS Crisis Nursery
  • Make A Wish
  • Mario Schinigoi Benefit
  • Marshall School
  • McNair Scholars Program at UW-Superior
  • Megillah Madness
  • Minnesota Ballet Wine & Cheese
  • Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association
  • Minnesota NATP
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Paw de Deux - Lake Superior Zoological Society
  • Ragtime Society
  • Relay for Life
  • Rotary Club of Duluth auction
  • Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
  • St. Paul Bike Classic
  • St. Valentines Dinner/Auction - Lake Superior Writers
  • Sustainable Farming Association
  • Synergy Time Trials
  • Tour de Moose
  • Tour de Pink
  • Trees for the Future
  • Trust in the Land Event - Northern Communities Land Trust
  • UWS Chancellor’s Ball
  • Wolf Ridge Learning Center
  • YMCA
  • ZooBoo at Como Zoo - St. Paul

If you would like to contact us about our charitable giving program, please send us a letter or an e-mail with your contact information and the details of your event. We plan our budgets and calendar about a year in advance, so the earlier you can send us your request, the better. Of course we have allowances for events or needs which come up throughout the year, but again, the earlier you can submit your request, the more time we have to consider it.

We hope you will become inspired to be active in your own community and please, let us know about the projects and organizations that earn your commitment.

Direct correspondence to or by mail to:

Alakef Charitable Giving Program
Alakef Coffee Roasters
1330 East Superior Street
Suite 200
Duluth, MN 55805