The Cooperators Community Economic Development Fund (CED)
The overall focusof the CED Fund is the creation of sustainable economic development initiatives for disadvantaged individuals or communities. Our CED fund offers multi-year grants that provide recipient organizations with longer term planning options and increased financial stability.
Recipient programs provide training for the unemployed and underemployed, the intellectually or physically disabled, at-risk youth and immigrants. Since the fund’s inception in 1995, we have disbursed over $3.4 million to 86 organizations.
Sustainable economic development initiatives and community enterprises
Grants, Multi-year grants
To be considered for funding, the organization must: - Have a specific program aimed at helping a marginalized population - Provide evidence of strong, long-term community partnerships and other funders - Offer capacity building for the organization and the local community - Have access to appropriate technical, strategic and administrative assistance - Develop a sound business and marketing plan - Record specific outcomes and measures of success Projects not eligible for assistance: - Research, feasibility studies, surveys - Conferences, workshops, seminars - Fund-raising initiatives - Deficit reduction
Community Economic Development Fund (CED)