• 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.

  • Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Member Meeting

    If you missed it, click this image and see the presentation and other materials. Thanks to all our members and supporters for making this event so great.

  • “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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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.