This fund is currently not making grants.
The CDF Fund is a combination of the Georgia Lloyd Bequest, the USC/Greenbelt Cooperative Fund, and other contributions. In 1999 Mrs. Georgia Lloyd of Chicago, a long-time supporter of the cooperative movement, left CDF a bequest of $136,000. It is used as an “opportunity fund” for potentially significant cooperative projects that do not fall under any of CDF’s other funds. The Fund will resume making grants when it has been replenished to the level of $75,000. Preference is given to programs and projects that further cooperatives in the United States.
Some of the grants given by the CDF Fund:- $2,000 in 2001 to WoodWorks to print and mail a cooperative forestry manual (See www.woodworks.coop) - $20,000 in 2001 to WoodWorks to write a business Plan- $22,500 in 2002 for the Cooperative Futures Initiative- $20,000 in 2003 to the National Cooperative Business Association for the Urban Initiative- $6,000 in 2004 to the Campus Credit Union council for a credit union initiative at HBCUs- $1,000 in 2006 to the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund to support their member Southern Alternatives- $21,000 in 2010 to the National Cooperative Business Association for their cooperative development program in Indonesia.