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Belfast Food Cooperative

Belfast Food Cooperative - Belfast, Maine

Maine's largest retail food coop; loan for store renovations and for working capital.
Bethlehem Children's School

Bethlehem Children's School - Slingerlands, New York

A cooperative primary school; loan for purchase and renovation of a building for school expansion.
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Boston Building Resources Cooperative - Boston, Massachusetts

A not-for-profit consumer coop providing high quality materials at a reasonable cost and teaching people how to maintain and improve their homes. CFNE loan is for working capital and debt refinance.

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Brattleboro Holistic Health Center - Brattleboro, Vermont

A worker-owned health cooperative; loan to convert to worker ownership.
Broad Park Community Development Corporation

Broad Park Community Development Corporation - Hartford, Connecticut

A nonprofit housing developer serving the Hispanic community; loan for working capital and predevelopment funds.
Burlington Cohousing

Burlington Cohousing - Burlington, Vermont

A cohousing project, loan for acquisition and predevelopment costs. "Cohousing is perfect for me, it's affordable, it's accessible, and it's a community." To read the borrower profile click here. Watch a video about how the Burlington won the Home Depot Foundation Award of Excellence. The award was for sustainable development in cooperation with city agencies and other stakeholders- in our case Champlain Housing Trust, Vermont Housing Agency, Cooperative Fund of New England, and East Village Cohousing- the model project. The monetary award was shared among the City, CHT and Burlington Cohousing Dev LLC.
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Cambridge Cooperative Club - Cambridge, Massachusetts

A ten member housing cooperative founded in 1963. Loan will fund housing renovations and energy efficiency upgrades.
Cantine's Island

Cantine's Island - Saugerties, New York

A cohousing project in development; loan for "common house" construction .

Community Children's Center - Mansfield, Connecticut

A nonprofit childcare provider; loan to purchase property for expansion.
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts

Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts

A nonprofit resource center that assists the poor and working residents in its area; loan for working capital and to fund a micro lending program.  "CFNE's loan enabled us to make an impact onthe community by providing much needed funds to cover contract reimbursement public funding. Thanks!"
Community Health Center

Community Health Center - Middletown, Connecticut

A nonprofit healthcare provider; loans to purchase previously rented building and to purchase insurance. "We will always be appreciative to you that you were willing and able to lend to us during a very difficult time: the first time we needed the financing. You do great work."
Corporation for Independent Living

Corporation for Independent Living - Wethersfield, Connecticut

A nonprofit developer of housing; loan to purchase property for accessibility renovation. "Assistance from CFNE enabled us to develop transitional housing for people with physical disabilities coming out of nursing homes, The funding was used in the aquisition and rehab of a residence which is now home to people who are living semit-independently."
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Crop Circle Kitchen - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

A shared use community kitchen and business incubator in Boston; loan for working capital.
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Data Systems - Burlington, Vermont

A 29 year old worker-owned computer programming company offering a full range of software design and development services, as well as PRO-IV training and support; loan for working capital and new member equity share purchase.  
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Dedham Square Artists Guild - Dedham, Massachusetts

Artist cooperative start up; loan for working capital

East Aurora Food Coop - East Aurora, New York

The coop was founded in part to increase access to local foods, and supporting and sourcing from WNY farms and producers continues in our work every day! From year-round local apples, to fresh dairy, Buffalo-made pierogi, to locally brewed beers, natural meats from WNY farms and local ingredients in our prepared foods, we’re committed to building our regional economy. Carrying local products in the coop increases access for owners and shoppers and broadens the market for WNY food producers. Together, we’re keeping your grocery dollars in your community. This is a participation loan with Shared Capital Cooperative.

Fenway Studios

Fenway Studios - Boston, Massachusetts

A housing coop for artists; loan for renovation of building facade.
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Fertile Underground - Providence, Rhode Island

 A start-up worker owned retail food store; loan for start up operations and working capital.
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Franklin County DIAL/SELF - Greenfield, Massachusetts

A community-based non-profit agency that has been serving the youth and communities of Western MA since 1977. We provide a wide array of services that foster youth empowerment and community service. Over the course of the last three decades, more than 18,000 area youth have been served by the agency in Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin Region.
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Gaia Host Collective - Greenfield, Massachusetts

Gaia Host is a worker-owned cooperative, owned and operated by the people you talk to and that keep the services running reliably. Our worker-owners work from their homes or co-working spaces in Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Sometimes you might find them working from wherever the Internet is.

Green Fields Market

Green Fields Market - Greenfield, Massachusetts

A retail food coop; loan to fund renovations and for working capital.
Handwork, Inc.

Handwork, Inc. - Ithaca, New York

A retail craftspeople cooperative; loan for store and building renovation. To read a profile on Handwork click here.
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Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society - Hanover, New Hampshire

The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society operates the Coop Food Stores, Coop Community Food Market, and Coop Service Center. Locations in NH and VT. Loan in participation with National Cooperative Bank for new building construction.

Harvest Coop Market

Harvest Coop Market - Cambridge and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

A large retail food coop; loan for new Jamaica Plain store development and for working capital.

hOurworld - online,

hOurworld strives to remove all barriers to entry and membership in the timebanking movement so that all may have the opportunity to contribute time and talent to local community. Loan for working capital for Pay it Forward training program.

Intervale Center

Intervale Center - Burlington, Vermont

The oldest nonprofit, community supported agriculture (CSA) farm in Vermont; loan for working capital and season needs for composting operation.
Jamaica Plain Cohousing

Jamaica Plain Cohousing - Boston, Massachusetts

A 33 unit urban cohousing project built on a brownfields land reclamation site; loan for acquisition, construction of housing.
Land For Good

Land For Good - Keene, New Hampshire

A nonprofit whose mission is to provide education and technical assistance to plan for the future of New England’s working lands; loan for working capital. "As a young nonprofit creating a new service in a new field, the questions CFNE's staff put to us helped us clarify our plans."
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Littleton Food Coop - Littleton, New Hampshire

A retail food cooperative; loan for expansion
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Local Sprouts Cooperative - Portland, Maine

Local Sprouts is a new culinary and cultural organization that focuses on connecting people through sharing cooked food, mutual support, knowledge and developing local self-reliance. We have three main branches: Community Supported Kitchen, Cooperative Catering and Community Learning and Food. Our mission is to provide creative local and organic food to people and non-profit organizations in Maine and to grow opportunities for youth, elders and immigrants to learn holistically through cooking food for our community. Read the full Local Sprouts borrower profile or visit their website.      
Middlebury Natural Food Cooperative

Middlebury Natural Food Cooperative - Middlebury, Vermont

A retail food coop; loan for expansion.
Mosaic Commons Sawyer Hill Cohousing

Mosaic Commons Sawyer Hill Cohousing - Berlin, Massachusetts

A new 34 unit, 65 acre cohousing village loan for predevelopment costs.
Nesenkeag Coop Farm

Nesenkeag Coop Farm - Litchfield, New Hampshire

An organic farm that provides produce to low income and culturally diverse clients and is an educational resource for sustainable agriculture; seasonal working capital line.
Operation Hope

Operation Hope - Fairfield, Connecticut

A nonprofit that provides support to those in need of food and housing; loan for cash flow. "The CFNE loan of credit really helped. You gave us peace of mind."
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Philmont Beautification Project - Philmont, New York

Philmont Beautification, INC is a grass-roots community organization that contributes to the revitalization of the village of Philmont, NY. Loan for building renovation for a food coop store front.

Pigeon Cove Fishermans Coop

Pigeon Cove Fishermans Coop - Rockland, Massachusetts

A fisherman's cooperative offering affordable water access to local fishermen; loan for working capital.
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Quabbin Sunrise Coop - Ware, Massachusetts

A manufactured housing coop located in Ware, MA. Loan for water system repairs.

Red Tomato

Red Tomato - Canton, Massachusetts

A nonprofit that strengthens family farms through market development and education; line of credit for working capital. "The manner in which CFNE managed through the continuation of our loan during stressful financial times here at Red Tomato was enormously helpful to us over many years. CFNE was among a small number of institutional and individual funders/lenders who stood by us in hard times, and supported us back to strength and ability. Thank you for that. Thank you very much."
Rising Tide Cooperative Market

Rising Tide Cooperative Market - Damariscotta, Maine

A retail food coop; loan to fund move and expansion.  
Sheldon Oak Central

Sheldon Oak Central - Hartford, Connecticut

 An urban nonprofit affordable housing developer; loan for predevelopment costs for construction.
South Acworth Village Community Store

South Acworth Village Community Store - South Acworth, New Hampshire

A rural community owned convenience store; loan for renovation and working capital.
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South County Food Coop - Wakefield, Rhode Island

A retail food coop located in Wakefield, RI. Loan for relocation and expansion.

South Royalton Food Coop

South Royalton Food Coop - South Royalton, Vermont

 A start-up retail food coop; loan for working capital and start-up costs. Read South Royaltons's success story here.  
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Stone Valley Community Market - Poultney, Vermont

A brand new food coop in Poultney, Vermont; loan for start-up capital.
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Swift Waters Artisans' Cooperative - Willimantic, Connecticut

Small artisans' cooperative; loan to relocate retail operation and for working capital.
Urban Oaks Organic Farm

Urban Oaks Organic Farm - New Britain, Connecticut

An urban working farm; loan for working capital.
Valley Community Development Coporation

Valley Community Development Coporation - Northampton, Massachusetts

 A nonprofit corporation addressing the growing needs of low and moderate income people through developing and preserving affordable rental and ownership housing, cultivating economic self-sufficiency and fostering community leadership; loan for property purchase.
Voluntown Peace Trust

Voluntown Peace Trust - Voluntown, Connecticut

A cooperative of various nonprofit organizations to facilitate the purchase of a land trust and retreat center (the former home of Equity Trust); loan to purchase property.   
We Care About Homes

We Care About Homes - Beverly, Massachusetts

A nonprofit developer of housing coops; loan to purchase and to de-lead urban property so women and children can move in.
Wild Oats Market

Wild Oats Market - Williamstown, Massachusetts

A retail food market; loan for working capital.
Willimantic Food Coop

Willimantic Food Coop - Willimantic, Connecticut

A retail food coop; loan for move and expansion. "CFNE recognized our viability as a cooperative even though it is out of the business 'norm', and were willing to work with us." Download Willimantic's Profile here in pdf.  
Women's Development Corporation

Women's Development Corporation - Providence, Rhode Island

A nonprofit housing developer; loan for working capital and predevelopment funds.