• Run for our Board of Directors

    Join our board of directors by submitting a candidate statement and endorsement form. Nominations are open until March 12. Click the image to see all you need to run.

  • We’re hiring!

    Two positions are open: Director of Lending and Director of Finance and Operations. Click this image to see the announcement and links to the full job descriptions.

  • Have you seen our 2019 Annual Report?

    We made great gains in 2019 with a 90% increase in lending from the previous year, 70% of which went to co-ops by and for people of color, women, LGBTQ and low-income communities. See more about our activities and impact by clicking on the photo.

  • “The best thing about Shared Capital is that they come into the process with a desire to make things work.”

    – Cornelius Blanding, Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Click the photo for more.

  • Anytime Union Taxi of Montgomery County, MD

    We’re going to empower and enrich the disadvantaged people, the drivers. They’ll be driver-owners.” – Peter Ibik, founding member.

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

    Sue Taylor, Irvington Court, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Nominations are Open

Run for our board! Shared Capital seeks a diverse pool of candidates representing different backgrounds, experiences and geographic regions. Many different skills and expertise add value to our board, including knowledge and experience in cooperative governance, finance, lending, investing, law, marketing, member engagement, cooperative development and CDFIs.

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 over 250 members nation-wide in 35 states. We understand cooperative capital needs and have supported member-led co-op structures with more than $52 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.