• “Shared Capital not only helped with financing, but with advice and networking, which was really welcome.”

    Benjamin Tsai, Hub Bike Co-op General Manager

  • Check out Our 2016 Annual Report!

  • “It is important for me to know that every dollar I spend at the store is coming back to the community.”

    Jada Dunn, neighborhood resident and Renaissance Community Cooperative hospitality manager

  • “It is so powerful to have a place where co-ops of all sizes can get financing.”

    Dana Curtis, Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, Austin, Texas

  • “The co-op made it possible to stay in my community.”

    Sue Taylor, Irvington Court, Indianapolis, Indiana

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2018 Annual Member Meeting

All Are Welcome! Please join us for the 39th Annual Member Meeting and Cooperative Forum on Thursday, May 24th at 3pm at Parallel, 145 Holden Street, N Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. It is a very exciting time at Shared Capital as we will be launching our 40th year of Building Economic Democracy. We will have a business meeting, speakers, a panel of co-operators and a reception. For more information click here.

Connecting Co-ops and Capital

Shared Capital Cooperative is a national CDFI loan fund that connects co-ops and capital to build economic democracy. Working with capital invested by the cooperative sector and its allies, we provide financing for the expansion and startup of cooperatively-owned businesses and housing throughout the United States. We are a cooperative ourselves with 225 members nation-wide in 35 states who are aligning their needs and goals with each other and their co-operative lender. We understand cooperative capital needs and have supported member-led co-op structures with more than $50 million in loans to cooperatives since 1978.

We believe that cooperatives are an important economic tool for equitable community development and community wealth building. Our financing supports local communities that are starting and growing co-ops to create living wage jobs, support sustainable food systems, expand access to healthy foods, provide affordable housing, and develop democratic workplaces and community ownership.