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Purple Tree Cafe

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Purple Tree Cafe is a small but growing nonprofit organization that employs people with disabilities and promotes the integration of people with disabilities into the broader community. Before the pandemic, we sold coffee and vegan teats at public markets and community events in the Davis area; now we also wholesale to other businesses and offer a treat delivery service. We also sponsor inclusive online music events. to promote the other of our purposes. We have won grants and media attention. We hope to open a brick-and-mortar cafe in Davis some day.

Purple Tree Cafe is seeking a member for our board of directors, as our Treasurer. Join our team of community-building, energetic people who are passionate about creating employment and community participation for people with disabilities. Board members and senior staff have included a corporate accountant, an attorney for the state, a retired nurse, an econmics grad student, a retired university administrator, a disability rights attorney, a food shop owner, and a marketing executive. We honor and seek diversity in gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability.

Board members are elected for two-year terms and are expected to attend monthly board meetings (online for now). They should also be able to invest 10-12 hours per month of volunteer time in planning and support activities. We seek outside-the-box thinkers, with drive to find new approaches to everyday challenges, a willingness to tackle a variety of tasks, and a positive attitude. We especially seek people with experience in fundraising, marketing, or the food industry. Applicants who live in the Davis-Sacramento-Yolo County area will be given preference,

There are seven seats on the Board; currently two are vacant. The Board officers are the Chair, the Secetary, and the Treasurer. The staff includes an Executive Director, an Assistant Executive Director, a shift supervisor, and about 12 employees. All are part-time. All our accounts are in one local bank. We rely on Quickbooks Online and PayPal among other tools. Our website is and we have a Facebook page.

Don't hesitate to email your questions to Better yet, send your resume and tell us how you think you can help. We look forward to hearing from you!

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About Purple Tree Cafe


140 B STREET #233, DAVIS, CA 95616, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Purple Tree Café is to provide competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities, and to create an inclusive and socially accessible environment for the entire community through art, music, and coffee. At Purple Tree Café, community means everyone!


Purple Tree Café is a ground-breaking non-profit coffee enterprise in Davis, California, with an innovative dual mission: to provide meaningful employment for people with disabilities, and to create an inclusive and socially accessible environment for the entire community through art, music, and coffee. Purple Tree Cafe currently operates at the local farmers market and other venues; a long-term goal is also to establish a permanent brick-and-mortar location.

People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Davis areaDavis, CA 95616



  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving




  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-12 hours per week
  • Experience in accounting --preferably at least one year, and preferably in nonprofit accounting. No financial conflicts of interest.

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