Cooperative Development Fund of CDS

A nonprofit organization

$20,526 raised by 68 donors

100% complete

$1,210 Goal

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 four 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.  Our goal for 2022 is to raise $3,400 or more to fund a minimum of 40+ hours of free consultation time for start-up cooperatives. Please help us achieve this goal! So far, we have raised $2,190.00.

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". We greatly appreciate your support! 

You are also welcome to support any of our clients and their projects. You can see a list of those client co-ops by also clicking on the "Donate" button and by choosing the designated fund you wish to donate to. 

Organization Data


Organization name

Cooperative Development Fund of CDS

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997 Ticonderoga Trail
Eagan, MN 55123