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Past Borrowers

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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/

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...

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...

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/

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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