The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo awarded Gem City Market and the Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative (GDUCI) the 2018 CommunityWINS (Working/Investing in Neighborhood Stabilization) grant. The grant is awarded to nonprofits that work to promote long-term stability and a better quality of life for their community. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley accepted the grant on behalf of GDUCI, saying, "We are thrilled that Gem City Market was selected for this award. The market will be an important asset for northwest Dayton, ensuring that residents have access to healthy food and other critical service. Their innovative model of community ownership will make sure that Dayton residents benefit from the market's success."
When it opens in 2019, Gem City Market will be a full-service, worker- and community-owned grocery store.