creating a more just economy- right here in Detroit.

 
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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.