The Fund’s purpose is to promote leadership in housing, worker, and all types of student cooperatives throughout North America by providing grants to individuals.

The Jim Jones Fund was established in 2009 by the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) to honor James R. Jones, a long-time NASCO member, educator, mentor, and cooperative developer, for his commitment to NASCO and cooperative development.  The Fund’s purpose is to promote leadership in housing, worker, and all types of student cooperatives throughout North America by providing grants to individuals seeking to attend or organize workshops, seminars, conferences, courses, institutes, and other cooperative leadership development opportunities taking place in North America.  Meetings outside North America of or related to the International Cooperative Alliance may also be supported.

James R. Jones was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in 2009