Other Co-op Organizations
Neighboring Food Cooperative Association (NFCA) is a co-operative association of over 20 food co-ops in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut, owned and democratically governed by more than 85,000 members. NFCA's vision is of a thriving regional economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system and a vibrant community of co-operative enterprise. Member co-ops offer a broad range of groceries, with an emphasis on natural, organic, local and fairly traded items.
The Valley Co-operative Business Association (VCBA) was recently established by NFCA, FCC (Franklin Community Co-op), VAWC, and UMASS 5 Credit Union to make our co-ops more visible, to advance our region’s co-operative economy and to make the benefits of co-operation more available in our community.
Go.Co-op was developed by the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) with the help of cooperatives and supporting cooperative organizations nationwide. The site's aim is to highlight the importance, benefits and prevalence of cooperatives as a business model for us as individuals and as a society.
The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives (VAWC) is dedicated to building a sustainable local economy by facilitating the growth and development of worker co-operatives. To realize this VAWC provides support for its members, develops new worker co-operatives and promotes worker co-operatives by educating and developing community awareness.
Food For Change is a documentary (still in development) about cooperatives that features Franklin Community Cooperative. It tells some of the history and the reasons for cooperative development, from the earliest co-ops to today.
National Cooperative Business Association's (NCBA) mission is to develop, advance and protect cooperative enterprise; NCBA provides services and information for and about all types of cooperatives.
University of Wisconsin Center For Cooperatives is an interdisciplinary center that combines the resources of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin Extension to foster critical thinking and understanding about cooperatives.
International Cooperative Alliance provides information about co-operatives worldwide.
Cooperative Grocer Online List of Food Cooperatives. The web site for the magazine Cooperative Grocer has a list of food co-ops in North America.
Cooperative Development Institute is a center for cooperative business education, training and technical assistance for the Northeast.
Cultivate.Coop is an online hub for pooling knowledge and resources on cooperatives. It is a space to collect free information for those interested in cooperatives and where people can build useful educational tools for the co-op community.
Cooperative Fund of New England is a community development loan fund that is a bridge between socially responsible investors and cooperatives, community oriented non-profits, and worker-owned businesses in New England and parts of New York.
National Cooperative Bank provides financial services and coop loans to U.S. cooperatives and their members, nonprofits and other member-owned organizations.