Six New Food Co-ops and Groups to Receive Bowers Fund Grants

Washington, DC - Advisors of the Cooperative Development Foundation's Bowers Fund recently approved nearly $6000 in grants to support training for directors and staff of six food cooperatives. The grants were awarded to:

• Local First Grocer Cooperative, Manitou Springs, CO, for training of a board member and the general manager in finance and board development;

• Market Street Co-op, Fort Kent, ME, for the general manager to spend two days at another Maine co-op for hands-on learning;

• Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene, NH, for customer service training;

• The Portland Food Co-op, Portland, ME, for board training for working with a new general manager;

• South Philly Food Co-op, Philadelphia, PA, for board and committee member training and start-up support;

• and Taos Food Co-op, Taos, NM, to travel to another NM food co-ops for hands-on training and financial training for staff.

The Bowers Fund supports the food co-op sector through grants for the training and education of food co-op staff, board members, and managers. Most of the contributions to the Fund are raised during two annual fundraising events -- the Consumer Cooperative Management Association's (CCMA) Annual Conference Event in June and Howard Bowers Day in October. The Bowers Fund has given out over $338,000 in grants to date.

The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation headquartered in Washington, DC. CDF's mission is to promote community, economic and social development through cooperative enterprises. (www.cdf.coop).

 

TWITTER FEED

Thu Dec 14 21:35:24 +0000 2017

RT @coopnews: International Volunteer Day includes a look at the role of US #coops in development @NCBACLUSA @LandOLakesID https://t.co/Mvi…
Thu Dec 14 21:31:15 +0000 2017

RT @CooperativesNow: Looking forward to the next decade of #cooperation! #gocoop #BuildingABetterWorldNow @NCBACLUSA @icacoop 👍🌎 https://t.…
Thu Dec 14 21:29:09 +0000 2017

RT @farmertofarmer: Wonderful F2F seminar this morning w/ @NCBACLUSA on amplifying impact through F2F small grants in #Zambia and #Madagasc

NEWSLETTER

CONTACT US

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

202.638.6222

1775 Eye Street NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC 20006