DC Cooperative Stakeholders
Funding Alert

Co-op Grant Opportunities

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development has released their pre-application for the 2021 grant year focusing on two grant programs to fund cooperative development projects led by low-income people. The areas of focus are community development and economic development.
  Deadline: November 1st
Department of Small & Local Business Development

DC Ward 7 & 8 microbusiness Dream Grants

The grants are to provide business development support to the growth of microbusinesses in Wards 7 and 8. These microbusinesses mustbe appropriately licensed, have fewer than five(5) employees, the business must be located in Ward 7 or 8, and Ward 7 or 8 residents must have ownership of 51% or more of the of the business.

View Official Request for Applications Here

Deadline: September 30th at 2pm

The Cooperative Education Fund supports cooperative development of educational resources, sponsors research, and backs educational programs that strengthen and expand cooperatively owned businesses with the purpose of improving the lives and livelihoods of members and their communities. 

The Cooperative Education Fund prioritizes grants for:

  • research about cooperatives,
  • development of educational materials,
  • scholarships to organizations hosting educational events, and
  • sponsorship for National or Regional events.

Who may apply: Cooperatives, cooperative development organizations, cooperative related groups and members, staff and board members of cooperatives.

Click here to learn more and apply

Deadline: October 1st
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October DC Co-op Month
Proposed Activities

Advocacy Day

DC Area Youth Engagement

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