Worker Ownership Fund

The Worker Ownership Fund is a national program of Shared Capital Cooperative. Created in 2007, WOF provides financing to worker-owned co-ops to create democratic jobs, especially in low-income communities.

Who can access the Worker Ownership Fund?

  • Worker-owned cooperatives and groups operating on a cooperative basis
  • To borrow, a co-op must become a member of Shared Capital

What can loans from the Worker Ownership Fund be used for?

Loans of $5000 to $500,000 are available for:

  • Start-ups
  • Expansions and Relocations
  • Equipment
  • Leasehold Improvements
  • Inventory
  • Working Capital


Interested in expanding or starting a worker-owned business or selling an existing business to the employees? Contact Mark Fick to learn more.