Associated Grocers of New England
A co-op of independent retail grocery stores headquartered in Pembroke, NH. Loan in participation with National Cooperative Bank for Hanover Food Coop.
Bethlehem Children’s School – Slingerlands, New York
A cooperative primary school; loan for purchase and renovation of a building for school expansion.
Boston Community Cooperative – Dorchester, Massachusetts
A housing co-op; loan for property acquisition and renovation costs.
Brattleboro Holistic Health Center – Brattleboro, Vermont
A worker-owned health cooperative; loan to convert to worker ownership.
Broad Park Community Development Corporation – Hartford, Connecticut
A nonprofit housing developer serving the Hispanic community; loan for working capital and predevelopment funds.
Burlington Cohousing – Burlington, Vermont
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...
Cambridge Cooperative Club – Cambridge, Massachusetts
A ten member housing cooperative founded in 1963. Loan will fund housing renovations and energy efficiency upgrades.
Canopy Housing Co-op (Boston Community Cooperatives) – ,
The Canopy is the second property of Boston Community Cooperatives; it is an intentionally child-friendly home.
Cantine’s Island – Saugerties, New York
A cohousing project in development; loan for "common house" construction .
Community Children’s Center – Mansfield, Connecticut
A nonprofit childcare provider; loan to purchase property for expansion.
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts – New Bedford, Massachusetts
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...
Community Health Center – Middletown, Connecticut
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...
Corporation for Independent Living – Wethersfield, Connecticut
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...
Crop Circle Kitchen – Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
A shared use community kitchen and business incubator in Boston; loan for working capital.
Crown O’Maine Organic Cooperative – Vassalboro, Maine
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...
Data Systems – Burlington, Vermont
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.
Dedham Square Artists Guild – Dedham, Massachusetts
Artist cooperative start up; loan for working capital
Dollars and Sense – Boston, Massachusetts
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.
East Aurora Food Co-op – East Aurora, New York
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...
Fenway Studios – Boston, Massachusetts
A housing co-op for artists; loan for renovation of building facade.
Fertile Underground – Providence, Rhode Island
A start-up worker owned retail food store; loan for start up operations and working capital.
Flynn Avenue Housing Cooperative – Burlington, Vermont
A 28 unit limited equity affordable housing cooperative; loan for repairs to common space buildings.
Francis Small Heritage Fund – Limerick, Maine
A small rural land trust; loan to purchase additional property for conservation.
Franklin County DIAL/SELF – Greenfield, Massachusetts
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 Collective – Greenfield, Massachusetts
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...
Green Fields Market – Greenfield, Massachusetts
A retail food co-op; loan to fund renovations and for working capital.
Handwork, Inc. – Ithaca, New York
A retail craftspeople cooperative; loan for store and building renovation. To read a profile on Handwork click here.
Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society – Hanover, New Hampshire
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/
Hartbeat Ensemble – Hartford, Connecticut
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...
Harvest Co-op Market – Cambridge and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
A large retail food co-op; loan for new Jamaica Plain store development and for working capital.
Homestead Acres Cooperative – Swanton, Vermont
A manufactured housing cooperative located in Swanton, VT. Loan to finance real estate.
Honest Weight Food Coop. – Albany, New York
A large retail food co-op started in 1976; loan to finance store expansion and move.
hOurworld – online,
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/
Intervale Center – Burlington, Vermont
The oldest nonprofit, community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in Vermont; loan for working capital and season needs for composting operation.
Jamaica Plain Cohousing – Boston, Massachusetts
A 33 unit urban cohousing project built on a brownfields land reclamation site; loan for acquisition, construction of housing.
Land For Good – Keene, New Hampshire
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...
Littleton Food Co-op – Littleton, New Hampshire
A retail food cooperative; loan for expansion
Local Sprouts Cooperative – Portland, Maine
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...
Middlebury Natural Food Cooperative – Middlebury, Vermont
A retail food co-op; loan for expansion.
Mosaic Commons Sawyer Hill Cohousing – Berlin, Massachusetts
A new 34 unit, 65 acre cohousing village loan for predevelopment costs.
Nesenkeag Co-op Farm – Litchfield, New Hampshire
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 Cooperative – Burlington, Vermont
North Avenue Co-op is a 116-unit Resident Owned Community in the city of Burlington, Vermont. Connect with North Avenue via Facebook.
Operation Hope – Fairfield, Connecticut
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 Project – Philmont, New York
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/
Pigeon Cove Fishermans Co-op – Rockland, Massachusetts
A fisherman's cooperative offering affordable water access to local fishermen; loan for working capital.
Quabbin Sunrise Co-op – Ware, Massachusetts
A manufactured housing co-op located in Ware, MA. Loan for water system repairs. http://www.mhvillage.com/Communities/MobileHomePark.php?key=32103
Red Tomato – Canton, Massachusetts
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...
Rising Tide Cooperative Market – Damariscotta, Maine
A retail food co-op; loan to fund move and expansion.
Sheldon Oak Central – Hartford, Connecticut
An urban nonprofit affordable housing developer; loan for predevelopment costs for construction.
Simple Diaper and Linen – Holyoke, Massachusetts
A converted women owned business to worker ownership;loan to facilitate conversion. Great article here from the Berkshire Coop's Fall 2014 Newsletter
Sol Chariots Pedicab Cooperative – Providence, Rhode Island
A worker-owned pedicab company located in Providence, RI. Loan for start-up equipment purchases and working capital. http://www.solchariotspedicab.com/
South Acworth Village Community Store – South Acworth, New Hampshire
A rural community owned convenience store; loan for renovation and working capital.
South County Food Co-op – Wakefield, Rhode Island
A retail food co-op located in Wakefield, RI. Loan for relocation and expansion. http://www.southcountyfoodcoop.com/
South Royalton Food Co-op – South Royalton, Vermont
A start-up retail food co-op; loan for working capital and start-up costs. Read South Royaltons's success story here.
Stone Valley Community Market – Poultney, Vermont
A brand new food co-op in Poultney, Vermont; loan for start-up capital.
Swift Waters Artisans’ Cooperative – Willimantic, Connecticut
Small artisans' cooperative; loan to relocate retail operation and for working capital.
Triangle Court – Brandon, Vermont
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...
Upper Valley Food Cooperative – White River Junction, Vermont
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
Urban Oaks Organic Farm – New Britain, Connecticut
An urban working farm; loan for working capital.
Valley Community Development Coporation – Northampton, Massachusetts
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.
Vermont Computing Cooperative – Randolph, Vermont
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...
Voluntown Peace Trust – Voluntown, Connecticut
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.
Wamsutta Manufactured Housing Co-op – North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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
We Care About Homes – Beverly, Massachusetts
A nonprofit developer of housing co-ops; loan to purchase and to de-lead urban property so women and children can move in.
Wild Oats Market – Williamstown, Massachusetts
A retail food market; loan for working capital.
Willimantic Food Co-op – Willimantic, Connecticut
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.
Women’s Development Corporation – Providence, Rhode Island
A nonprofit housing developer; loan for working capital and predevelopment funds.
Worcester Roots Project – Worcester, Massachusetts
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...