Join the Whole Grains Council
Please join us, to support increased consumption of whole grains for better health. The Whole Grains Council will benefit your bottom line while it benefits consumers’ health. We're firm believers that companies can do well, by doing the right thing.
Why to Join: Many Benefits
Membership in the Whole Grains Council is open to all companies committed to increasing the availability of delicious whole grain choices. As a member of the Whole Grains Council, you will receive many benefits, including:
Use of the Whole Grain Stamp on qualifying products.
Access to scientific and medical information to help you understand and market whole grains
Visibility in scientific, culinary and media circles as a company committed to good health and high-quality products
Participation in WGC projects and programs
Review recent WGC accomplishments, to get an overview of the ways that members' dues contribute to the whole grains cause – and an idea of the specific projects you can be involved in from the day you join, including media opportunities and special marketing promotions.
How to Join
Annual membership dues are assessed on a sliding scale based on a company's size.
$1,000 /year... if your sales are up to $5 million
$1,500 /year... if your sales are $5 to $20 million
$3,000 /year... if your sales are $20 to $50 million
$6,000 /year... if your sales are $50 to $100 million
$7,500 /year... if your sales are $100 to $250 million
$9,000 /year... if your sales are $250 to $500 million
$12,000 /year... if your sales are over $500 million
Your dues include use of the Whole Grain Stamp on qualifying products (and so many other WGC programs and activities). There are no additional per-package royalty fees associated with Stamp usage.
If you're an individual and would like to show your support for whole grains, become a Friend of Whole Grains instead.
Up and Running in No Time
When you decide to join, the process can move very quickly!
You file a WGC Membership application at the link above.
We in turn send you a welcome email and invoice, usually the same day.
Once we receive your first year's membership dues, we can fully process your membership. Then we'll ask you to sign a one-time Stamp Agreement Form, which simply says that you'll follow the rules of the Whole Grain Stamp program.
You are then eligible for all benefits of the WGC, including use of the Stamp or Menu Symbol on qualifying whole grains. You can now use your password (which the Main Contact on your membership will receive automatically) to log in and file your first Product Registration Form for review.
All in all, things move pretty quickly. Please count on about two weeks total from the time we receive your dues to the time you can begin using the Stamp on packaging.
For More Information
Joining the Whole Grains Council is quick and easy. Why wait another day to join? We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions or would like more information about membership in the Whole Grains Council, contact:
Whole Grain Stamp Program Manager