CDF’s Co-op Disaster Recovery Fund aids cooperatives and members impacted by disasters and promotes co-op enterprise in recovering areas. Contributions to the fund come from cooperative members and organizations across the United States.
This money is not for immediate relief as there are many organizations for that purpose. This money is to help cooperators rebuild their lives, to help cooperatives re-open to serve their members, and to promote cooperatives as a tool for rebuilding and economic development. CDF works with the local cooperative leadership and cooperative development organizations with projects in the affected countries to be sure that funds are distributed to cooperators and cooperatives most in need.
If you would like to contribute to the recovery of cooperators and cooperatives from a natural disaster, please click the “Donate” button above. If you prefer to write a check, you can send your donation to CDF at 1401 New York Ave, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005; please note that your donation is for disaster recovery. CDF also takes no administrative fee for disaster recovery donations; as a result, 100% of your donation will go to cooperators and cooperatives in need of assistance. All donations to CDF are tax-deductible and donors of $25 or more will receive a letter of acknowledgement which can be used for tax records. If cash donations are collected by an organization which then sends a single check to CDF, we ask that the organization send a list of donors with mail or e-mail addresses and the amounts donated so CDF can send acknowledgement letters for donations of $25 or more.