Nexus Community Partners

Posted on Nexus Community Partners, based in St. Paul, MN, works to advance equitable and just communities in which all residents are engaged, recognized as leaders and have multiple pathways to opportunity. By supporting business conversions to worker-ownership, Nexus aims to ensure communities of color have mechanisms to own the wealth their labor has helped to […]

Democracy at Work Institute

Posted on The Democracy at Work Institute advances the worker cooperative field in order to create a fairer economy and better jobs. As a think-and-do-tank, the Institute brings on-the-ground experience with cooperative business to a birds-eye view of the national stage. We develop standards and leaders, gather models and best practices, coordinate existing resources, and advocate […]

Capital Impact Partners

Posted on Capital Impact Partners is a national Community Development Financial Institution that invests capital and commitment to help people and communities break the barriers to success. As part of its larger mission-driven efforts, Capital Impact supports the cooperative model as a tool to disrupt income inequality, steward community ownership, and empower workers who have been […]

Co-op Cincy

Posted on Co-op Cincy is a non-profit business incubator, building a network of worker-owned businesses. Since 2011, we have worked with groups of entrepreneurs, organizations, communities and retiring business owners to create and sustain worker- and community-owned cooperative businesses. We strive to create an economy that works for everyone — that supports family-sustaining jobs, provides business […]

Center for Community Based Enterprise

Posted on Since 2007, C2BE has been working to strengthen businesses, including those owned by members of historically under-served communities and those seeking conversion to employee ownership. Our vision is an inclusive new economy in Detroit anchored by a supportive network of worker-owned businesses. C2BE’s mission is to build a sustainable, more equitable and inclusive living-wage […]

Northwest Cooperative Development Center

Posted on NWCDC fosters community economic development in Pacific Northwest primarily through the cooperative business model. NWCDC is a full service agency providing support in a number of co-op sectors (housing, consumer, producer, and worker). This allows us to transfer innovate practices in one sector to another. NWCDC has a seasoned staff of co-op development specialists […]

Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Posted on Founded in 2001, the Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to […]

Shared Capital Cooperative

Posted on Shared Capital Cooperative is a national CDFI loan fund that connects co-ops and capital to build economic democracy. Working with capital invested by the cooperative sector and its allies, we provide financing for the expansion and startup of cooperatively-owned businesses and housing throughout the United States. We are a cooperative ourselves with over 250 […]

Sustainable Economies Law Center

Posted on We provide legal services, educational resources, and policy advocacy to support conversion of conventional businesses to worker cooperatives. We are located in the Bay Area and licensed to practice law in California, so our primary focus for our services are local; however, our legal guides and template documents are being used around the country. […]

Project Equity

Posted on Project Equity is a national leader in the movement to harness employee ownership to maintain thriving local business communities, honor selling owners’ legacies, and address income and wealth inequality. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Project Equity works with partners around the country to raise awareness about employee ownership as an exit strategy […]