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Helping Co-ops Get

Back to Business

The Disaster Recovery Fund helps cooperatives and cooperators get back on their feet after disasters or other emergency hardship situations.

Who can apply:

  • Cooperatives and cooperative support organizations

What we fund:

  • Aid to employees and volunteers of cooperatives and cooperative support organizations to support recovery from disasters or emergencies. Basic necessities, such as food, clothing, housing (including repairs) transportation and medical assistance (including psychological counseling).

  • Aid to cooperatives by covering uninsured expenses needed to return the business to viability.

Our  Impact:

In the last four years, the Disaster Recovery Fund has provided nearly $500,000 in grants to cooperatives, families and communities affected by disasters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Uganda. 

Disaster Recovery Fund partners with National Co+op Grocers and food co-op retail system to aid Ukrainian cooperatives

Ukraine's cooperative businesses and members are at risk as Russia's invasion of the country enters day six. The country's consumer cooperatives are working to maintain operations so member-owners can continue to rely on co-op goods and services.

Your donation today can help CDF provide Ukrainian cooperatives with immediate and ongoing aid through CDF's Disaster Recovery Fund. National Co+op Grocers (NCG) , an organization of 148 food co-ops across the U.S., has partnered with CDF and NCBA CLUSA to launch a fundraising drive to support Ukrainian cooperatives. Your donation can help CDF provide Ukrainian cooperatives with immediate and ongoing aid. NCG has pledged a 100% match for all donations up to $100,000 made by the food co-op retail system.