The Washington Area Community Investment Fund, with support from Citi Community Development and Capital Impact Partners, is excited to announce the inaugural D.C. Co-op Impact Grant. This new grant program supports the growth of emerging and existing cooperatively-owned businesses in the Washington, DC area. Eight $5,000 grants will be awarded to advance cooperative development led by communities of color, people with low incomes and/or workers with low wages.
Cooperatives in all sectors and all stages of development are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to emerging cooperatively owned food businesses. Applications are due by: 11:59pm ET on March 31, 2020. You can access the application and get details on grant informational sessions through this link DC Co-op Impact Grant Application (you will have to create a free account).
News & Events
Policy & Advocacy Meeting
Next Tuesday, February 25th
Creative Grounds DC | 5:30PM-6:30PM
Planning a listening session about food co-ops in Ward 7 & Ward 8
Fundraising and Crowdfunding Associate Part-Time - Washington, DC
NCBA CLUSA is looking for a Fundraising and Crowdfunding Associate to work with the USAID Reforestation Project team on fundraising and social media outreach in support of Haitian cooperatives and enterprises.
This is a part-time, benefits eligible position. The level of effort is 15 to 20 hours a week for a duration of 6 months.
Communications Coordinator Full-Time - Washington, DC
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the development, production and delivery of Cooperative Development Foundation’s (CDF) internal and external communications. This includes editorial support for content and graphic design for the CDF and Heroes websites, social media platforms, and printed materials. The Communications Coordinator will also assist with, and have presence during, CDF events. S/he must be innovative, proactive, collaborative and efficient.
We'll be opening up nominations next week for a first round of free technical assistance and online crowdfunding campaign support hosted on the dcstakeholders.coop network.
Look out for the announcement next week!
Call for Volunteers!
We can use much more support - if you or someone you know has an interest in co-ops, the solidarity economy, community organizing (or would like more experience in these areas) and have 1-2 hours per week to spare, additional needs include support with our:
Social media postings to help spread the word of existing or new local co-op efforts and opportunities
Event planning and outreach (offline and online)
Whether you're a digital expert or only use email to communicate, all are encouraged to apply!
Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here if you are interested.
If you can't volunteer but want to help grow the network, connect with us on your platforms of choice: