For New and About-to-Open Food Co-ops
The Howard Bowers Fund of the Cooperative Development Foundation is pleased to announce that grants will be available for education and training for co-ops that are new (opened in 2011) or close to opening (will open in 2012). Six grants for a maximum of $1,000 each will be awarded. The deadline for applications is April 13, 2012 and grants will be announced in late May. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Grants available: Six, for a maximum of $1,000 each
For: Management, staff, and board training and education for co-ops
that opened in 2011 or will open in 2012
Deadline: April 13, 2012
As part of the annual October is Co-op Month observance, food co-ops around the country make donations of 1% of sales on a day of their choosing (“Howard Bowers Day”) or a flat donation to the Howard Bowers Fund in honor of Howard Bowers, a long-time leader in the food co-op community. Since 2007, the funds raised for Howard Bowers Day have been used exclusively for the training and education needs of new and about-to-open food co-ops. These grants are made possible through the generosity of the food co-op community.