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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 2020, we've raised $84,000 for COVID-19 relief to support 18 cooperatives.

  • 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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