Passionately Devoted to Helping Local Communities

Because cooperatives are so connected to their communities, they make a big impact by giving back. In fact, cooperatives in the United States have contributed to the 270,000 community service hours logged in the past four years through Reward Volunteers.

Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility

Cooperatives go beyond corporate social responsibility. They are actively engaged in the communities where they do business. The owners of cooperatives are members of the community and have a vested interest in making the community stronger. For cooperatives, it’s about doing what is right and not just about checking corporate social responsibility off the company to-do list.

Read our stories below to see just how much cooperatives care.

Co-ops Support Women’s Economic Empowerment in Indonesia

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) released new research on the impact of women’s cooperatives in Jakarta, Indonesia. The research study (available in English and Indonesian) provides new evidence about the ways in which cooperatives can support women’s economic empowerment. An op-ed based on this research is published in the Jakarta Post….

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Cooperatives & Inclusion: International Day of Cooperatives 2017

This Saturday July 1st, is the International Day of Cooperatives – the time to celebrate the Inclusive Economy that co-ops are building around the world! The International Day of Cooperatives, or Co-ops Day, is an opportunity to highlight the substantial impact co-ops are having every day in their communities and beyond. Inclusion is the theme…

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Welcommon: A Co-op Hostel in Greece Standing with Refugees

Syrian mother Falek Kourini seeks refuge for her two surviving sons on the mainland of Greece. Her husband and third son were killed as a result of growing violence in Syria. Her youngest son, Morad, was injured in a missile attack in Syria. Falek explains her motivation for leaving: “When I lost my son I…

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Celebrating World Environment Day the Cooperative Way

Today is World Environment Day, designed by the United Nations to inspire all of us to take a moment to appreciate our collective home. World Environment Day is the perfect time to celebrate the earth and its many resources that support us. Today, the UN asks that we take action to preserve the environment and…

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5 Ways Co-ops Support Veterans

While reflecting this Memorial Day, we are reminded of the many sacrifices that service men and women make to protect our country. We are forever indebted to them for their bravery in putting the needs of their country and fellow citizens above their own. Co-ops, as mission-driven organizations, show their concern for community in many unique…

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