Cooperative Development Fund of CDS

A nonprofit organization

Where Cooperation is at Work, Communities Prosper!

The mission of the Cooperative Development Fund of CDS is to help start and grow cooperative enterprises. We achieve it by educating about cooperatives, providing guidance to new and existing cooperatives, and by helping co-ops access philanthropic resources in their communities through grant writing and charitable contributions. In each of the last five years, the work of our staff has touched over 100 co-ops and a dozen startups in some meaningful way.

Our cost to fully pay for one hour of business counseling to a co-op is $85.  Help us to fund a minimum of 40+ hours of free consultation time for start-up cooperatives. 

To support The Cooperative Development Fund of CDS in providing free assistance to startups, click the donate button below, which defaults to our "General Fund". 

You are also welcome to support any of our cooperative clients and their projects. You can see a list of those co-ops by clicking on the "Fund Designation" box below the General Fund selection and choosing the designated fund you wish to donate to.

 We greatly appreciate your support to CDS and any of our clients' worthy cooperative projects!

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Cooperative Development Fund of CDS

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997 Ticonderoga Trail
Eagan, MN 55123