Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund

Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund
The Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund is a loan and investment program supporting the growth and development of cooperatively owned retail grocery stores – food co-ops – around the United States. The fund is operated by Shared Capital Cooperative under an agreement with, and thanks to the generous financial support of, CROPP Cooperative, the parent company of the Organic Valley brand.

Eligibility
Any retail grocery food co-op that has been operating for at least three years in the U.S. is eligible to apply for financing through the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund. For more details see Frequently Asked Questions below.

Applicants must apply and qualify for a loan from Shared Capital Cooperative. To borrow from the fund, a cooperative must be a member of Shared Capital. Learn more about becoming a Shared Capital member.

To Apply
Submit the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund Intake Form or contact Brenda Pfahnl.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund?
Who is eligible to borrow from the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund?
What kind of funding is available through the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund?
What can a loan from the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund be used for?
How much can a cooperative borrow?
What is the interest rate?
How does a cooperative apply?
Why was the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund created?
What is the partnership between Organic Valley and Shared Capital?
Are borrowers required to carry or promote Organic Valley products?
How much is CROPP Cooperative investing in the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund?
How are loans approved?
How does the partnership work?
Why doesn’t the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund provide loans to startup food co-ops?
How can I find out more about the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund?
Can anyone invest in the Organic Valley Principle 6 Cooperative Growth Fund? 
What does the name mean?