Support the Capital for Cooperatives Act

Help build support for the new Capital for Cooperatives Act!


On May 20, 2021 Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) introduced the Capital for Cooperatives Act to level the playing field for cooperative businesses to access financing at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Currently, SBA requires a personal or entity guarantee on the agency’s financing tools. This requirement is incompatible with the cooperative business model. The Capital for Cooperatives Act would require SBA to change regulations on loan guarantees made to co-ops to ensure that risk is adequately mitigated, without requiring a personal or entity guarantee from borrowers.

NCBA CLUSA and more than 250 co-op organizations and partners, listed below, are proud to support this legislation. Join us!

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Alexandria, Virginia 

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative
Austin, Texas

Advisory Cooperative
Boulder, Colorado

Agri-Mark, Inc.
Andover, Massachusetts

Alabama State Association of Cooperatives
Gainesville, Alabama 

Aligned Law
Portland, Oregon

Amicus Solar Cooperative
Boulder, Colorado

Androscoggin Food Co-op
Berlin, New Hampshire

Ashland Food Co-op
Ashland, Oregon

A Slice of New York
Santa Clara, California

Austin Cooperative Business Association
Austin, Texas

Backline
Boston, Massachusetts

Banyan Project
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Belfast Co-op
Belfast, Maine 

BLUE HAWK
Chicago, Illinois

Blue Hill Co-op
Blue Hill, Maine

Brattleboro Food Co-op
Brattleboro, Vermont

Brightly Carroll Gardens
Brooklyn, New York

Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op
Hardwick, Vermont

Business Services Cooperative
Olympia, Washington

California Center for Cooperative Development
Davis, California

Capital Homecare Cooperative
Olympia, Washington

Capital Impact Partners
Crystal City, Virginia

Carolina Common Enterprise
Durham, North Carolina

Carroll Gardens Association
Brooklyn, New York

Casa Dupage Worker Center Co-op Development Program
Wheaton, Illinois

Center for Community-Based Enterprise
Detroit, Michigan 

Chatham Marketplace
Pittsboro, North Carolina

Chequamegon Food Co-op
Ashland, Wisconsin

ChiCommons, LWCA
Chicago, Illinois

Circle of Life Caregiver Cooperative
Bellingham, Washington

Civic Education Council
Wahiawa, Hawaii

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
Brunswick, Maine

CoBank
Greenwood Village, Colorado

CoFED
Santa Rosa, California

CoLab Cooperative
Ithaca, New York

Collective Copies
Amherst, Massachusetts

Colmenar Cooperative Consulting
Oakland, California

Colorado Solidarity Fund
Denver, Colorado

Common Future
Oakland, California

Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic
Chicago, Illinois

Community Purchasing Alliance Cooperative
Washington, DC

Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Community Wealth Builders
Baltimore, Maryland 

Co-op Dayton
Dayton, Ohio

Co-op Ed Center
Chicago, Illinois

Co-op Hudson Valley
Poughkeepsie, New York

Cooperating E-Commerce, LLC
High Point, North Carolina 

Cooperation Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

Cooperation Humboldt
Eureka, California

CooperationWorks!
Berkeley, California

Cooperative Coaching
Plano, Texas

Cooperative Council of North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina

Cooperative Development Institute
Northampton, Massachusetts

Cooperative Development Services
St. Paul, Minnesota 

Cooperative Fund of New England
Watertown, Massachusetts

Cooperative Home Care Associates
Bronx, New York 

Cooperative Network
Madison, Wisconsin

Cooperatives for a Better World
Manchester, New Hampshire

Creche
Boston, Massachusetts

CrossRoads Concepts & Consulting
Boise, Idaho

Custom Collaborative
New York City, New York

Cypress Avenue, LLC
Los Angeles, California

Daily Groceries Co-op
Athens, Georgia

Deborah Groban Olson, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

De Colores C. Consulting
San Jose, California

Delicious Democracy
Washington, DC 

Democracy at Work Institute
Oakland, California

Democracy Brewing
Boston, Massachusetts

Earnertainment Cooperative
Bryan, Texas

East Aurora Co-op Market
East Aurora, New York

Echo Adventure Cooperative, Inc.
Groveland, California

Employee Ownership Expansion Network
Arlington, Virginia

Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives
New York, New York

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
East Point, Georgia

Fellow Travelers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fertile Ground Cooperative
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Fiddleheads Natural Foods Co-operative, Inc.
New London, Connecticut

Find My Way
Chantilly, Virginia

Flatbush Food Cooperative
Brooklyn, New York

Flat Iron Cooperative
Bellows Falls, Vermont 

Flora Cooperative
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Florida Cooperative Empowered Economic Development Corp.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Food Co-op Initiative
Savage, Minnesota

Friendly City Food Cooperative, Inc.
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Fund for Democratic Communities
Greensboro, North Carolina

Georgia Cooperative Development Center
Athens, Georgia

Goose Hollow Studios, LLC
Portland, Oregon

Grassroots Economic Organizing
Riverdale, Maryland

Great River Co-op
Walpole, New Hampshire

Ground Game LA
Los Angeles, California

Hanover Co-op Food Stores & Auto Service Centers
Hanover, New Hampshire

Happy Earth Cleaning Co-op
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Happy Family Night Market
New York City, New York

Human Agenda
San Jose, California

Hunger Free Vermont
South Burlington, Vermont

Hunger Mountain Cooperative
Montpelier, Vermont

IL Cannabis Group, LWCA
Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Cooperative Development Center
Macomb, Illinois

Indiana Cooperative Development Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

InGoodCo, LLC
Rhinebeck, New York

Internet Webpages Newspaper, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) DC7 LU 802
Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Jason Wiener | p.c.
Boulder, Colorado

Kamson Financial Solutions International, LLC
Phoenix, Arizona

Keweenaw Cooperative Market and Deli
Hancock, Michigan

Keystone Development Center
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 

Kids Co-op
Polson, Montana

Kingston Food Co-op
Kingston, New York

L.A. Co-op Lab
Los Angeles, California

LIFT Economy
San Francisco, California

LINC Foods
Spokane Valley, Washington

Littleton Food Co-op
Littleton, New Hampshire

Local Enterprise Assistance Fund (LEAF)
Brighton, Massachusetts

Los Alamos Co+op Market
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Angeles Union Cooperative Initiative (LUCI)
Los Angeles, California 

Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Louisville, Kentucky

Love is Love Cooperative Farm
Atlanta, Georgia

Mack Avenue Business Association (MABA)
Detroit, Michigan

Mad River Market
Winsted, Connecticut

Maharlika Cleaning, LLC
New York, New York

Main Street Alliance
Washington, DC

Maple City Market
Goshen, Indiana

Mavery L. Davis, CPA
Dunbar, West Virginia

Mayu Meditation Cooperative
Denver, Colorado

Medford Food Co-op
Medford, Oregon

Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
Middlebury, Vermont 

Minnesota Center for Employee Ownership
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mississippi State Association of Cooperatives
Jackson, Mississippi 

Montana Co-op
Polson, Montana 

Montana Cooperative Development Center
Great Falls, Montana

Moscow Food Co-op
Moscow, Idaho

Nannybee
New York, New York

National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU)
Arlington, Virginia

National Association of Housing Cooperatives
Washington, DC

National Cooperative Bank
Arlington, Virginia

National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)
Washington, DC

National Co+op Grocers
St. Paul, Minnesota

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Washington, DC

National Farmers Union
Washington, DC

NDC Grow America Fund
New York, New York

Neighborhood Co-op Grocery
Carbondale, Illinois 

Neighboring Food Co-op Association
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Network for Developing Conscious Communities
Washington, DC 

New Communities, Inc.
Albany, Georgia

New England Farmers Union
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

New Frameworks
Burlington, Vermont

New Moon Cooperative Cafe
Olympia, Washington

New Whalom Cooperative, LLC 
Leominster, Massachusetts

New York Music Co-op
Brooklyn, New York

New Whalom Cooperative, LLC
Leominster, Massachusetts

Nickel City Housing
Buffalo, New York

North American Students of Cooperation
Chicago, Illinois

Northeast Organic Farming Association – Massachusetts Chapter
Florence, Massachusetts

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
Richmond, Vermont 

North Carolina Employee Ownership Center
Durham, North Carolina

North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives
Mandan, North Dakota 

Northampton Community Cooperative Market, Inc.
Northampton and Easthampton, Massachusetts 

Northside Food Co-op
Wilmington, North Carolina 

Northwest Cooperative Development Center
Olympia, Washington

NOVA Web Development
Arlington, Virginia

Obran Cooperative
Seattle, Washington

Ohio Credit Union League
Columbus, Ohio 

Organic Integrity Cooperative Guild
Poulsbo, Washington

Own San Luis
San Luis Obispo, California

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative
Sacramento, California

Park Slope Food Co-op, Inc.
Brooklyn, New York

Peachy Green Clean Cooperative
Athens, Georgia

Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership
Havertown, Pennsylvania 

People’s Food Co-op
La Cross, Wisconsin and Rochester, Minnesota

Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Pin Up Posters Courier Collective
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Portland Rising Tide
Portland, Oregon

Prairie Food Co-op
Lombard, Illinois

Praxis Space Philly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Project Equity
Oakland, California

Purpose Network
San Francisco, California

Putney Consumers Cooperative
Putney, Vermont

Real Pickles Cooperative
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Regenerative Landscape Alliance, LLC
Santa Barbara, California 

Reparations Law
Seattle, Washington

River Market Community Co-op
Stillwater, Minnesota

Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center
Denver, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Denver, Colorado

Round Sky Solutions
Montpelier, Vermont

RSC Consulting
Auburn, Maine 

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Sauk City, Wisconsin

Saluzo Business Solutions
Denver, Colorado

Sassafras Tech Collective
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sassy Facilitation
Berkeley, California

Serenity Soular
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shared Capital Cooperative
St. Paul, Minnesota

Soaring Independent Cooperative
Madison, Wisconsin

Solidarity Hall
South Bend, Indiana

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Columbia, South Carolina

Southeast Center for Cooperative Development
Nashville, Tennessee 

Spokane Workers Cooperative
Spokane, Washington

Starboard Developer Co-operative
Providence, Rhode Island

Sustainable Economies Law Center
Oakland, California

SymbiOp
Portland, Oregon

TechCollective
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The CEJJES Institute
Pomona, New York

The DEEP Grocery Co-op
Oakland, California

The Food Co-op
Port Townsend, Washington

The Fund for Jobs Worth Owning
Northampton, Massachusetts

The Grain Shed
Spokane, Washington

The Hub Bike Co-op
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Industrial Commons
Morganton, North Carolina

The Nowman Show On the Arroyo Channel
Pasadena, California

The People’s Gardening Collective
Seattle, Washington

The Working World, Inc. dba Seed Commons
New York City, New York

Thrive Consultancy
Mesa, Arizona

Tilde Language Justice Cooperative
Durham, North Carolina

TimberHomes Vermont
Montpelier, Vermont

Tootie’s Tempeh
Falmouth, Maine

Triad Local First, Inc.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Tuttle Law Group
San Francisco, California

UFCW Local 1459
Springfield, Massachusetts

Understory Co-op
Oakland, California

Union Technology Cooperative
Middleton, Wisconsin

Upside Down Consulting, LLC
Chicago, Illinois

Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative
Oakland, California

U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Oakland, California/Nationwide

U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council
Washington, DC

uxo architects
Los Angeles, California

Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives
Northampton, Massachusetts

Valley Co-operative Business Association
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 

Vermont Employee Ownership Center
Burlington, Vermont

Weavers Way Cooperative Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Willimantic Food Co-op
Willimantic, Connecticut

Winooski Valley Cooperative Market dba Plainfield Co-op
Plainfield, Vermont 

Wisconsin Farmers Union
Chippewa Falls

Worker-Owned Recovery California (WORC) Coalition
Sacramento, California

Worker Ownership Resources and Cooperative Services (WORCS)
Los Angeles, California

Worldwise Civil Society Consultancy
Arlington, Virginia 

worX printing cooperative
Worcester, Massachusetts