LEAF approved a $100,000 working capital loan to The Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI). Founded by the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) in 2013, DAWI is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to aid cooperative business ownership in low-income communities. The organization provides research, training, awareness and support for worker cooperatives, with a focus on local resource organization and talent development. DAWI’s funders include Catholic Campaign for Human Development, USDA, Surdna Foundation, Fund for Democratic Communities, and Cooperative Foundation.
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- LEAF awarded $700,000 grant from U.S. Treasury