Apply for Capital Impact Partner’s 2021 Co-op Innovation Award by April 30!


Image shows the 2021 Co-op Innovation Award logo and the words "Community building through cooperative development" on the left. On the right are two members of ChiFresh Kitchen.
ChiFresh Kitchen was among recipients of the 2020 Co-op Innovation Award. [photo: Capital Impact Partners]
Capital Impact Partners and National Cooperative Bank are excited to partner for the seventh annual Capital Impact Partners Co-op Innovation Award! This year, they are seeking out projects that are utilizing the co-op model to develop a new program or strategy to address the impact of the economic crisis on their community.

Priority will be given to food, worker and housing co-ops, but all sectors are invited to apply. Winning organizations will receive a one-year grant of up to $50,000 to advance cooperative development in communities of color and/or historically disinvested communities.

Letters of interest are due April 30th. Eligible organizations selected from respondents will be invited to submit a full application by June 15, 2021.

Visit Capital Impact Partner’s submittal portal to access either the English application or Spanish application. Note that you will need to create a free Submittable account to submit your application. To learn more, register for one of the upcoming Co-op Innovation Award informational webinars, scheduled for April 8 and 20 at 2 pm EDT.

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