Cooperative Education Fund grants include financial literacy for Spanish speaking worker-owners
Colmenar Cooperative Consulting LLC, a bilingual (Spanish/English) worker cooperative that offers education and resources for the sustainable development of worker cooperatives, is one of fifteen grant recipients of the Cooperative Education Fund. The CDF Board approved over $70,000 in grants from the Fund on December 10.
Colmenar Cooperative Consulting will use the grant to create a guide to improve the financial literacy of Spanish speaking worker owners to enhance the transparency and financial health of their businesses. This guide will include topics such as business plans, finances in LLC cooperatives, and financial reports.
Other grantees are:
CooperationWorks! – Building Blocks for a Cooperative Economy
U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives – Worker Co-op Week
Evanston Development Cooperative – Solidarity Economy Series
Frogtown Neighborhood Association – DWD: Development Without Displacement
COLLECTIVE REMAKE – Co-op Development
UHAB/Urban Homesteading Assistance Board – Without Our Powers Combined: Strengthening NYC’s Solidarity Economy and HDFC Leaders Group Cooperative Education
Indiana Cooperative Development Center – Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference
Nexus Community Partners – North Star Black Cooperative Fellowship
Neighboring Food Co-op Association – NFCA Co-op Webinar Series Study Guide
New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NOWC) – NYC NOWC Training Collective
L.A. Co-op Lab – Worker Cooperative Education Foldables
PathStone Corporation – New York Resident Owned Community Education Project
South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation – Community of Cooperation
About the Cooperative Education Fund The Cooperative Education Fund supports cooperative research, sponsors cooperative education events and develops cooperative education materials and programs. The Fund provides $90,000-$100,000 in grants, scholarships, and sponsorships annually. Applications for the 2022 Spring grant cycle must be submitted by May 1, 2022, by visiting https://www.cdf.coop/cooperative-education.