Cooperative Fund of New England

Company Stories


Are Cooperatives Really So Difficult to Finance?

From Fifty by Fifty: Since 2012, CFNE has financed 15 co-op conversions including providing nine loans for business acquisitions and twelve working capital lines of credit to recently converted businesses. Some of our borrowers include: A Yard & A Half Landscaping Co-op, a largely immigrant co-op serving residences throughout the greater Boston area; Island Employee […]


SBA Recognizes Worker Cooperatives as Small Businesses

From Grassroots Economic Organizing: Six worker cooperatives in New England have been the first to benefit from a new policy of the Small Business Administration to recognize worker cooperatives as small businesses. The¬†Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE), which helped to lobby for the award, received part of a $1 million dollar award last fall […]