Northcountry Cooperative Foundation

Mission Statement

Transforming lives and communities through cooperative enterprise.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2021, NCF helped convert 53 manufactured home units to cooperative, resident ownership and provided 2,350 hours of technical assistance to co-ops, including the 12 manufactured home cooperatives we've helped convert to co-op ownership since 2004. NCF secured $2.8 million in financing for cooperative purchase projects and secured $3 million in grant funding for improvement projects in partner co-ops. The organization hosted the fifth annual education and capacity building conference, Common Ground. The organization helped advance legislation that resulted in over $20 million in funding allocated to manufactured home community preservation by the MN Legislature. The organization made progress toward standing up a loan fund, including designing three loan products and developing a 5-year capitalization plan.
Current Goals Support the creation and development of housing cooperatives, particularly those serving low-income, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and other historically marginalized communities through the deployment of capital and development services. Preserve 100-150 units of affordable housing and transfer $5 million in assets from investor ownership to resident ownership through cooperative conversions. Pursue new construction projects to help grow the number of affordable, cooperative homeownership opportunities in the states we serve. Raise $2 million of capital to deploy capital products and development services to resident communities. Advance public policy that promotes and enables cooperative ownership.
Community or Constituency Served Low-income and historically marginalized populations in the Upper Midwest
Geographic Area Served Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 11/28/2022

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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2171 University Ave W Ste 300
St Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 612-767-2122

General Information

Alternative Name: NCF
EIN: 41-1953515
Principal Staff: Victoria Clark
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): seven
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 1100
Ruling Year: 2000


Board Chair: Sarah Berke
Number of Board Members: 8
Board Meetings with Quorum: 12
Average Member Attendance: 6.3

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