• COVID-19 Resources and Emergency Loans

    Is your co-op facing challenges due to COVID-19 business disruption or closure? We’re working with co-ops to allocate emergency loans. All co-ops are encouraged to apply today, just click on this image.

  • Your Vote Matters! Vote for the Board of Directors

    This year’s vote will be held electronically from April 2 to April 15. Members will  receive an email with your voting credentials. Both individual and cooperative members will vote in this election. Click the ballot box for more.

  • “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.

  • New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt, Maryland

    New Deal built out their kitchen and purchased equipment for their new location with a loan from Shared Capital.

  • 7th Cooperative Principle: Concern For Community

    Natural Harvest Food Co-op of Virginia, Minnesota, has raised over $60,500 with their “Change Within Reach” round up program since 2014.

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

    Sue Taylor, Irvington Court, Indianapolis, Indiana

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COVID-19 Resources and Emergency Loans

Is your co-op facing challenges due to COVID-19 business disruption or closure? Shared Capital is offering emergency loans to cooperatives. Click here for more information or, to download the application, click here.

Your Vote Matters – Board of Directors Election is Open

This year’s vote will be held electronically from April 2 to April 15. Members will  receive an email with your voting credentials. Both individual and cooperative members will vote in this election. If you haven’t received credentials by April 3, if you’d like a paper ballot or if you have any questions, please email adam@sharedcapital.coop. For biographies and candidate statements of this year’s candidates please 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 over 250 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 $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.