What We Do
ONE HOUR CONSULTS
DCWF provides a free one hour consultation for businesses or groups
interested in knowing more about DCWF, cooperative businesses, and
applying for a loan.
NON EXTRACTIVE LOANS
In partnership with The Working World, based in New York City, and
the Peer Network, a group of cooperative business lenders across the
country, DCWF can provide business loans to cooperative businesses and
community based enterprises in Detroit. We prioritize providing nonextractive
loans to marginalized groups of people, those often
excluded from traditional forms of financing. Once a loan is given, DCWF
provides ongoing technical assistance and support to the
cooperative until the loan is fully repaid.
WORKSHOPS FOR GROUPS (SLIDING SCALE)
DCWF provides tailored workshops for groups interesting in learning more
about cooperative businesses, non-extractive lending, or groups interested
in becoming or converting to a cooperative business.
CO-OP ACADEMY (SLIDING SCALE)
DCWF offers a 15-21 week cooperative academy, designed for youth and
adults that are serious about starting a cooperative business.
CONNECTIONS TO TECHNICAL SUPPORT
DCWF is a member of the Detroit Coalition for Economic Democracy,
and is connected to other technical services providers and cooperative
businesses. We are happy to make connections whenever appropriate.