June 2019 Newsletter

In This Newsletter: Federation of Southern Cooperatives Meerkat Media Worker Cooperative Announcing Board Members and Board Officers Welcome our new Loan Administrator Loans Made to Date in 2019 Annual Meeting Report Back Shared Capital In The Media The Federation of Southern Cooperatives Economic Justice Through Cooperative Development How many co-ops can claim they were founded…  Read More »

Shared Capital is Hiring!

Shared Capital Cooperative, a national CDFI loan fund, seeks an experienced Loan Officer to underwrite and originate small business and commercial real estate loans to cooperatives. Shared Capital Cooperative is a cooperatively owned community development loan fund committed to fostering a just, equitable and democratic economy by investing in the development and growth of cooperative…  Read More »

Build Economic Democracy

Nominations are now being accepted for the Shared Capital Cooperative Board of Directors. The election will be held in April and this year three seats are open. Nominations are due by March 8, 2019. There are three steps to be a candidate: Fill out the candidate statement Have a Shared Capital Co-op member fill out the endorsement form…  Read More »

Have you seen our 2017 Annual Report?

We’re so proud to report on the successes our members make possible. Thanks to our 237 member cooperatives and 250 individual members for another year full of impact and intercooperation. Please click here to read our report including how 95% of our lending went to co-ops by and for women, people of color and low income communities.

June 2018 Newsletter

Board Election Results, 2018 Annual Member Meeting and Cooperative Forum, Recent Loans Made, Introducing our 2018 Summer Intern, and What are you doing for the 2018 International Day of Cooperatives? Shared Capital is proud to be owned and governed by our members. We once again held a competitive ballot with seven highly qualified candidates running for five…  Read More »

February 2018 Newsletter

Build Economic Democracy: Run for the Shared Capital Board of Directors! Nominations are now being accepted for the Shared Capital Cooperative Board of Directors. The election will be held in April and this year five seats are open. Shared Capital seeks a diverse pool of candidates representing different backgrounds, cooperative experiences and geographic regions. Many…  Read More »

Annual Report Now Available

Read about our work, our members and the communities where we made an impact in 2016. Check out the Shared Capital 2016 Annual Report.

Shared Capital Finances Community-Owned Solar Energy

Financing from Shared Capital Cooperative is helping Minneapolis-based Cooperative Energy Futures (CEF) to initiate multiple community solar garden projects in Minnesota. CEF is an energy efficiency and community-owned clean energy cooperative based in Minneapolis and serving members across Minnesota. CEF develops community solar gardens and provides energy efficiency products and services to local residents. In early…  Read More »

Co-op Brings Grocery Store Back to the Community

When the Renaissance Community Cooperative opened its doors this fall, it brought back a grocery store to a community that had been without one for eighteen years. The new store in this Greensboro, North Carolina neighborhood is the culmination of a nearly two decades-long saga that began in 1998 when Winn Dixie closed its supermarket…  Read More »

Looking Forward and Looking Back: Shared Capital Issues $5.5 million in Cooperative Loans, More Committed for 2017

2016 is shaping up to be Shared Capital Cooperative’s busiest year ever. Shared Capital originated nearly $5.5 million in loans to more than 25 cooperatives this year. The financing supported affordable housing, worker-owned businesses, as well as small farmers and grocery co-ops from Seattle to Atlanta and from New York to Texas. “We are seeing…  Read More »