The Co-op Innovation Award

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Members of Village Trust Financial Cooperative, 2018 Award Winners

Grant awards up to $50,000. Apply by February 6th.

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The Workers Lab and Capital Impact Partners are jointly funding the 4th annual Co-Op Innovation Award. Worker cooperatives are an integral part of the fabric of our economy and have real power to transform low-income communities and/or communities of color into strong, vibrant places of opportunity. 

Winning organizations will receive up to $50,000 one-year grants to advance community-driven co-op development initiatives focused on quality jobs, wealth creation, and asset building.

Grant awards up to $50,000. Apply by February 6th.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This grant initiative aims to support work to bring co-ops to scale and/or increase cooperative development in low-income communities. Local and national organizations that work to create quality jobs, wealth creation and asset building with a focus on equity are eligible to apply.

EVALUATION PROCESS

As joint funders of this year’s awards, The Workers Lab and Capital Impact Partners will evaluate LOIs, and select organizations to submit full applications in February. If you have additional questions about the award or application process, please contact Alison Powers at apowers@capitalimpact.org.