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CDF: Cooperative Development Fund: www.cdf.coop
The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charitable family of funds that advances economic development through cooperative enterprise.
CGN: Cooperative Grocer Network: www.grocer.coop or www.cooperativegrocer.coop
Networking and information-sharing association of food co-ops in the US.
CDS CC: CDS Consulting Co-op: www.cdsconsulting.coop
CDS Consulting Co-op specializes in providing consulting services to food cooperatives.
ICA: International Cooperative Alliance: ica.coop
The ICA acts as the custodian of cooperative values and principles around the world. It makes the case for co-operatives as businesses that use a distinctive values-based economic model that put people before profit. It also aims to demonstrate how co-operatives give individuals and communities an instrument of self-help and influence over their development.
NCBA/CLUSA: National Cooperative Business Association/Cooperative League USA: www.ncba.coop
NCBA CLUSA is the nation’s oldest and largest national membership association representing cooperatives of all types and in all industries.
NCB: National Cooperative Bank: www.ncb.coop
National Cooperative Bank (NCB) provides comprehensive banking services to cooperatives and other member-owned organizations throughout the country.
NCDF: Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund: www.NCDF.coop
Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund (NCDF) is a cooperatively owned community-development loan fund committed to fostering economic democracy by investing in cooperative enterprises. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, NCDF currently serves more than 175 co-op members in 30 states, including natural food, consumer, producer, housing and worker-owned cooperatives.
NCGA: National Cooperative Grocers Association :www.NCGA.coop
National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States