The Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE)
is a community development loan fund that acts as
a bridge between socially responsible investors and cooperatives, community oriented nonprofits,
and worker-owned businesses in New England (and parts of New York). CFNE's mission is to advance
such organizations with preference to those that serve low-income communities. Since inception,
CFNE has loaned over $17 million to about 450 groups. The year 2005 marked the Cooperative Fund's
30th year of operation.