Creating Ownership

Small businesses, especially minority-owned,  make vital contributions to the stability of under-resourced communities nationwide but have been historically underserved by conventional lenders. Rochdale Capital provides financing and technical assistance to cooperative businesses and other community-based organizations nationwide.

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Greater Washington Center for Employee Ownership

The Greater Washington Center for Employee Ownership (GWCEO), powered by Rochdale Capital, promotes and supports shared ownership throughout the District of Columbia and surrounding counties in Maryland and Northern Virginia to preserve legacy businesses, increase job quality, and build community wealth.

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Annual D.C. Co-op Impact Grants

The D.C. Co-op Impact Grant aims to support cooperatives while catalyzing growth, boosting the localized economy in marginalized communities, and providing catalytic capital to attract other funders.

The grant recipients are expanding the cooperative model in the District, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, led by people of color and/or members of a historically disinvested community. 

The 2024 funding cycle is now open! 

Please download the application from the link below, complete the form fillable PDF, and email it to gwceo@rochdalecapital.org.

Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm on May 22, 2024.

Awards will be announced in mid-June.

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Access to affordable, flexible capital

Rochdale Capital will provide working capital and term loans from $25,000 to $500,000 for a variety of purposes including startup capital, refinance, acquisition and expansion, inventory, purchases and co-op conversions.

Sectors We Serve

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Limited equity housing cooperatives
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Worker and consumer owned cooperatives
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Women and Minority owned small businesses
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Community based non-profits
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Access to Development Services

Rochdale Capital will provide development services such as business counseling, financial literacy, credit management education and advisory services for small businesses and homebuyers.

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What is community ownership?

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Equal Opportunity for All
In accordance with federal laws and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.