Community Purchasing Alliance Receives Financing
LEAF has approved a loan to Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA), a purchasing cooperative in Washington, D.C. that helps local community organizations such as schools, churches, and other mission-oriented property owners to lower the cost of their largest contracts. CPA is the only purchasing co-op serving such mission-oriented organizations, and has already changed the way 120 schools and churches think about their utilities, service contracts, and vendor relationships.
CPA helps its members negotiate and secure contracts for a range of facility-based services, including utilities, contractors, and energy. Some of them include security, waste hauling, and solar project development.
CPA has made it their mission to shift the way nonprofit institutions in D.C. spend money on utilities and facilities so that each can save money, time, and resources on essential services. The co-op also maintains a network of contractors, focusing on high-performing women, minority, and employee-owned companies, with whom it bids for bulk services on behalf of its members.
LEAF is proud to support this organization’s work, and is excited to see the company grow!