A co-op of independent retail grocery stores headquartered in Pembroke, NH. Loan in participation with National Cooperative Bank for Hanover Food Coop.
A cooperative primary school; loan for purchase and renovation of a building for school expansion.
A housing co-op; loan for property acquisition and renovation costs.
A worker-owned health cooperative; loan to convert to worker ownership.
A nonprofit housing developer serving the Hispanic community; loan for working capital and predevelopment funds.
A cohousing project, loan for acquisition and predevelopment costs. "Cohousing is perfect for me, it's affordable, it's accessible, and it's a community." To read the borrower profile click here. Watch a video about how the Burlington won the Home Depot Foundation...
A ten member housing cooperative founded in 1963. Loan will fund housing renovations and energy efficiency upgrades.
The Canopy is the second property of Boston Community Cooperatives; it is an intentionally child-friendly home.
A cohousing project in development; loan for "common house" construction .
A nonprofit childcare provider; loan to purchase property for expansion.
A nonprofit resource center that assists the poor and working residents in its area; loan for working capital and to fund a micro lending program. "CFNE's loan enabled us to make an impact onthe community by providing much needed funds to cover contract reimbursement...
A nonprofit healthcare provider; loans to purchase previously rented building and to purchase insurance. "We will always be appreciative to you that you were willing and able to lend to us during a very difficult time: the first time we needed the financing. You do...
A nonprofit developer of housing; loan to purchase property for accessibility renovation. "Assistance from CFNE enabled us to develop transitional housing for people with physical disabilities coming out of nursing homes, The funding was used in the aquisition and...
A shared use community kitchen and business incubator in Boston; loan for working capital.
Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative (COM) is a worker co-op that has grown rapidly in the last five years to meet the growing demand for locally produced and organic foods. Its main purpose is to transport, deliver, market, and develop Maine food products as well as...
A 29 year old worker-owned computer programming company offering a full range of software design and development services, as well as PRO-IV training and support; loan for working capital and new member equity share purchase.
Artist cooperative start up; loan for working capital
A collective that publishes economic news and analysis, reports on economic justice activism, primers on economic topics, and critiques of the mainstream media's coverage of the economy, read more on their website. Loan for seasonal working capital.
The co-op was founded in part to increase access to local foods, and supporting and sourcing from WNY farms and producers continues in our work every day! From year-round local apples, to fresh dairy, Buffalo-made pierogi, to locally brewed beers, natural meats from...
A housing co-op for artists; loan for renovation of building facade.
A start-up worker owned retail food store; loan for start up operations and working capital.
A 28 unit limited equity affordable housing cooperative; loan for repairs to common space buildings.
A small rural land trust; loan to purchase additional property for conservation.
A community-based non-profit agency that has been serving the youth and communities of Western MA since 1977. We provide a wide array of services that foster youth empowerment and community service. Over the course of the last three decades, more than 18,000 area...
Gaia Host is a worker-owned cooperative, owned and operated by the people you talk to and that keep the services running reliably. Our worker-owners work from their homes or co-working spaces in Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Sometimes you might find them...
A retail food co-op; loan to fund renovations and for working capital.
A retail craftspeople cooperative; loan for store and building renovation. To read a profile on Handwork click here.
The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society operates the Co-op Food Stores, Co-op Community Food Market, and Co-op Service Center. Locations in NH and VT. Loan in participation with National Cooperative Bank for new building construction. http://www.coopfoodstore.com/
Founded by Steven Raider-Ginsburg, Julia B. Rosenblatt and Gregory R. Tate (1952-2012), HartBeat Ensemble creates provocative theater that connects our community beyond traditional barriers of class, race, geography and gender. "The CFNE loan allowed us to continue...
A large retail food co-op; loan for new Jamaica Plain store development and for working capital.
A manufactured housing cooperative located in Swanton, VT. Loan to finance real estate.
A large retail food co-op started in 1976; loan to finance store expansion and move.
hOurworld strives to remove all barriers to entry and membership in the timebanking movement so that all may have the opportunity to contribute time and talent to local community. Loan for working capital for Pay it Forward training program. http://www.hourworld.org/
The oldest nonprofit, community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in Vermont; loan for working capital and season needs for composting operation.
A 33 unit urban cohousing project built on a brownfields land reclamation site; loan for acquisition, construction of housing.
A nonprofit whose mission is to provide education and technical assistance to plan for the future of New England’s working lands; loan for working capital. "As a young nonprofit creating a new service in a new field, the questions CFNE's staff put to us helped us...
A retail food cooperative; loan for expansion
Local Sprouts is a new culinary and cultural organization that focuses on connecting people through sharing cooked food, mutual support, knowledge and developing local self-reliance. We have three main branches: Community Supported Kitchen, Cooperative Catering and...
A retail food co-op; loan for expansion.
A new 34 unit, 65 acre cohousing village loan for predevelopment costs.
An organic farm that provides produce to low income and culturally diverse clients and is an educational resource for sustainable agriculture; seasonal working capital line.
North Avenue Co-op is a 116-unit Resident Owned Community in the city of Burlington, Vermont. Connect with North Avenue via Facebook.
A nonprofit that provides support to those in need of food and housing; loan for cash flow. "The CFNE loan of credit really helped. You gave us peace of mind."
Philmont Beautification, INC is a grass-roots community organization that contributes to the revitalization of the village of Philmont, NY. Loan for building renovation for a food co-op store front. http://pbinc.org/
A fisherman's cooperative offering affordable water access to local fishermen; loan for working capital.
A manufactured housing co-op located in Ware, MA. Loan for water system repairs. http://www.mhvillage.com/Communities/MobileHomePark.php?key=32103
A nonprofit that strengthens family farms through market development and education; line of credit for working capital. "The manner in which CFNE managed through the continuation of our loan during stressful financial times here at Red Tomato was enormously helpful to...
A retail food co-op; loan to fund move and expansion.
An urban nonprofit affordable housing developer; loan for predevelopment costs for construction.
A converted women owned business to worker ownership;loan to facilitate conversion. Great article here from the Berkshire Coop's Fall 2014 Newsletter
A worker-owned pedicab company located in Providence, RI. Loan for start-up equipment purchases and working capital. http://www.solchariotspedicab.com/
A rural community owned convenience store; loan for renovation and working capital.
A retail food co-op located in Wakefield, RI. Loan for relocation and expansion. http://www.southcountyfoodcoop.com/
A start-up retail food co-op; loan for working capital and start-up costs. Read South Royaltons's success story here.
A brand new food co-op in Poultney, Vermont; loan for start-up capital.
Small artisans' cooperative; loan to relocate retail operation and for working capital.
Triangle Court, a mobile home park at the foothills of the Green Mountain National Forest in Brandon, VT. Under threat of an outside sale, the residents banded together in two short months, which is unusual for deals of this kind. The deal to form a resident owned...
The Upper Valley Food Co-op is a community-supported natural foods market which promotes the local economy, is committed to sustainability, and enriches lives through education. Located in White River Junction, VT
An urban working farm; loan for working capital.
A nonprofit corporation addressing the growing needs of low and moderate income people through developing and preserving affordable rental and ownership housing, cultivating economic self-sufficiency and fostering community leadership; loan for property purchase.
VCC’s mission is to provide commercial and residential computer owners with computer related products, IT service and knowledge that fulfill their wants and needs at the right price. VCC's friendly, knowledgeable and professional team will help inspire, educate and...
A cooperative of various nonprofit organizations to facilitate the purchase of a land trust and retreat center (the former home of Equity Trust); loan to purchase property.
A manufactured housing co-op located in North Attleboro, MA. Loan for land purchase for members. http://www.mhvillage.com/Communities/MobileHomePark.php?key=90207
A nonprofit developer of housing co-ops; loan to purchase and to de-lead urban property so women and children can move in.
A retail food market; loan for working capital.
A retail food co-op; loan for move and expansion. "CFNE recognized our viability as a cooperative even though it is out of the business 'norm', and were willing to work with us." Download Willimantic's Profile here in pdf.
A nonprofit housing developer; loan for working capital and predevelopment funds.
Worcester Roots Project is a collective of youth and adult organizers on a mission to create opportunities for economic, social and environmental justice. It sends these roots of opportunity into the community, sprouting up cooperatively run and green projects and...