Racial and Economic Justice Statement

If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free since our freedom would necessitate the destruction of all the systems of oppression. – Combahee River Collective We believe that each community is endowed with the assets required to self-sustain, but generations of extractive wealth transfer have robbed many…  Read More »

Shared Capital is a Top Holiday Gift – Everything Co-op

We are deeply appreciative that Vernon Oakes of Everything Co-op has named Shared Capital investments to his top co-op holiday list. You can listen to the episode when our Executive Director, Christina Jennings, spoke about opportunities for investment in Shared Capital in this recorded episode of the Everything Co-op radio show. Shared Capital Cooperative has…  Read More »

Co-op Month 2023 Newsletter

Recent Loans Meeting Unprecedented Need: Our Investment Campaign Heirs Property Relending Program Shared Capital Staff Esther West Wins Gordon Nembhard Award 2022 Impact At-A-Glance Washington Hmong Farmers Cooperative, Snohomish, Washington In 2023 we have already closed 21 loans totaling $7.9 million to co-ops across the country. Here are recent loans: Pilsen Housing Co-op (PIHCO) Chicago,…  Read More »

Shared Capital Investment Campaign

Happy Earth Cleaning Cooperative, Minneapolis, Minnesota (photo credit Bruce Silcox) Dear Shared Capital Co-op Members, Investors, and Friends, The Good News Demand for financing for cooperative projects has never been higher in our 45 years. In 2022, we had a record year of $7 million in lending. By August of 2023, we had already broken…  Read More »

July 2022 Newsletter

Shared Capital Gives $40K Back to Borrowers in Patronage The Cooperative Economy Campaign – Invest in Shared Capital Preferred Share Dividend Announced for 2021 New Loans and Members We are pleased to announce that the Shared Capital Cooperative Board of Directors has yet again approved a patronage dividend to our member-borrowers. The dividend approved in 2022 totals over…  Read More »

March 2022 Newsletter

Invest in Shared Capital – New Direct Public Offering Board Nominations Save the Date – Annual General Meeting  New Loans and Members 2021 At-A-Glance New Episode of Shared Stories is out Our new national Direct Public Offering allows all of us to invest in building more just, inclusive, and equitable communities through investments in Shared Capital Cooperative…  Read More »

Shared Stories

We’re connecting you to the voice of cooperators around the country through our video series: Shared Stories. Through Shared Stories, our members tell their stories of cooperation – how they joined together to meet needs and create impact. How are people working together to overcome lack of dignified employment? Secure and affordable housing? Safe and…  Read More »

August 2021 Newsletter

New Loans and Members CDFI Award Welcome our New Staff Member Meet our Summer Intern Patronage Dividend Notice Annual Meeting and Co-op Forum Report Back Special Member Vote Results Members of Pecan Milk Co-op in Georgia. Heartsong Home Care in Oak Harbor, Washington; Pecan Milk Cooperative of Atlanta, Georgia; and individual members Tamara Bauer of Minneapolis, Minnesota and…  Read More »

March 2021 Newsletter

(Virtual) Office Hours – Weekly Starting March 5th New Loans and Members 2020 At-A-Glance We’re Hiring! Last call for Board Nominations Save The Date: Board Election and Annual Member Meeting (Virtual) Office Hours: Weekly Starting March 5th Thinking of expanding or starting-up a co-op? Wondering when you need to start looking into loans? Curious what the options…  Read More »

October 2020 Newsletter

CDFI and Olamina Fund AwardsRecent LoansIt’s National Co-op MonthNew MembersICYMI: Annual Report, Board Election and Annual Member Meeting Upcoming Events CDFI Award and Olamina Fund InvestmentShared Capital received a $1.57 million grant award announced last week by the  U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund. The CDFI Fund awarded $520,000 through the Financial Assistance (FA) award to support our cooperative…  Read More »