CDF has suspended the annual United Co-op Appeal in 2014. We appreciate the support of co-op employees and others who have provided donations over the years and the work of the Cooperative Development Organizations that were the recipients of the funds. However, CDF believes it is time to re-evaluate the program (structure and effectiveness) in 2014 and decide if it’s an initiative that CDF will re-activate for 2015 or if there is a more effective way to increase financial support for cooperative development organizations. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact CDF staff.
The United Co-op Appeal (UCA) is an annual workplace giving program that is managed by the Cooperative Development Foundation. UCA raises funds for non-profit organizations that use the cooperative business model to bring economic development to individuals and communities througout the United States and around the world. Through CDF’s participation in the UCA campaign our family of 6 specific funds are eligible to receive contributions through this program. Since it began in 1992, UCA has raised over $2 million to support cooperatives and cooperative development organizations.“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
If you are interested in being a recipient organization, host organization, or contributor, please see the links below that will give you more information about UCA, or contact CDF at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to the generosity of the Nationwide Insurance Foundation and CDF, the administrative costs of the program are covered and 100% of every dollar contributed goes to the recipient cooperative development organizations.
To learn more click on these links:
- 2013 UCA Recipients
- 5 Reasons Why You Should Host the United Co-op APpeal
- Download Host Registration Form
- Download Participant Application Form
- Frequently Asked Questions