Foundation / Corporation
Cooperative Development Foundation
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Grants generally averaging up to $20,000 to cooperatives or cooperative-related organizations that propose projects supporting the growth and development of cooperative solutions for seniors in rural communities, with a preference for proposals that are about integrating cooperative home care into rural housing developments.
Scholarships (between $500 and $1,000) are also available for individuals to fund training in cooperative education. The purpose of these grants is to support the growth and development of cooperative enterprises and organizations, with a particular focus in the agribusiness arena.
There is an emphasis on proposals which have the potential to:
a. Increase public understanding of the cooperative model and the role cooperatives play in the economy.
b. Produce new information about emerging issues and opportunities in the cooperative community, through research and analysis, as well as pilot projects.
c. Facilitate the education of current and future cooperative leaders.
d. Provide technical assistance to new or growing cooperative enterprises and to non-profit organizations engaged in cooperative development.
Within this framework, preference is given to grant applications and proposals outlining:
a. Projects (or scholarships) directed towards cooperative education, cooperative training or cooperative marketing/promotion.
b. Development or “leading edge” projects where seed money is needed to establish credentials for alternative future funding. Please note: grants are not awarded to fund salaries, general operating expenses or capital improvements.
c. Projects sponsored by organizations located in the continental United States that have demonstrated the ability to complete programs in a timely and quality manner.
GrantWatch ID#: 134256
$500 to $100,000, with most grants at $20,000 or less. Scholarship grants range between $500 and $1,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Phone: (703) 302-8094
Cooperative Development Foundation
2011 Crystal Dr., Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
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