Helping Co-ops Get

Back to Business

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, CDF has been able to provide over $230,000 in grants towards COVID-19 relief. Funds allocated for disaster recovery have been expended due to high demand for support. We are not accepting new grant applications at this time.


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 2019, we gave out $167,000 in grants to co-ops in need in the United States, Uganda and the Bahamas.

  • In 2018, we raised $180,000 for co-op recovery in Puerto Rico and administered 28 grants.

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Phone: 202-442-2302

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