Cooperative Development
Foundation

1775 Eye Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Email: info@cdf.coop

Phone: 202-442-2302

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Building the Field

The Cooperative Education Fund supports cooperative research, sponsors cooperative education events and scholarships and develops cooperative education materials and programs.

Each year, the Cooperative Education Fund offers:

  • 10-15 grants to support cooperative education programs

  • 6-10 event sponsorships

  • Individual scholarship support through a grant to the Ralph K. Morris Foundation

The Fund provides $90,000 - $100,000 in grants, scholarships, and sponsorships annually. Over $1,000,000 has been donated in the past ten years

OUR GRANT PRIORITIES

  • Research about cooperatives

  • Development and distribution of cooperative education materials and programs

    • The fund will not support the development of proprietary materials. Materials developed with support from the Cooperative Education Fund must be available to all at little or no cost

  • Scholarships

    • Organizations hosting education events may apply for scholarships. The fund does not provide scholarships to individuals

  • Sponsorships of National or Regional events related to cooperatives.

What else do you need to know? 

  • The Cooperative Education Fund will not give grants for:

    • Capital expenditures, general operating expenses or endowments

    • Sponsorships of local events

    • Projects outside the U.S.

    • Projects or programs that have already occurred

  • Grants range between $1000 to $10,000.  The typical grant is within the range of $1000 to $5000.

  • Contact us prior to applying to assure your project fits our criteria.

  • Grant evaluations must be submitted within 30 days of the program/project completion. The evaluation is a narrative report on the program/project and must be submitted online. An organization must submit an evaluation to be considered for a future grant.

Grant Cycles
Application Deadline           Notification
May 1                                          June 15
October 1                                 November 15

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