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Cooperative Development Foundation Receives $120,000 in Google Grants!

Washington, DC (May 20, 2009) – The Cooperative Development Foundation has been awarded a $120,000 grant from Google to be used for Ad Space on its search engine.  This grant is a tremendous push in marketing for CDF, as it will help increase publicity – and more importantly – public knowledge of the organization and its endeavors.

Every time a Google search is made using CDF-relevant keywords, such as “Cooperative”, a clickable ad for CDF will be included in the results and give viewers to the opportunity to visit CDF’s website.  This is important to the organization and its mission because it significantly bolsters CDF’s online presence.

CDF Executive Director Steven Thomas commented, “We thank Google for this award of a Google Grant. This is important to the organization, not only for the visibility of, but also because online donations made to CDF through Google Checkout are now completely free to the organization, meaning 100% of all donations go directly toward helping form coops for those in need during this economic downturn”.

Last year, CDF bolstered its online presence with a new website and online registration portal, including online donations,  a blog, and detailed information on CDF’s 11 Funds, as well as the Cooperative Hall of Fame and Race for Cooperative Development.

The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 65-year-old, 501(c)(3) charity that sparks development innovation by  providing community developers with the hardest money to get- the first dollar in. Find out more at

Contact:  Steve Thomas


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