Do you share our vision of Austin as a thriving cooperative business center and a national model for an equitable economic system? Now you can help us get there! I am so pleased to introduce a new way to support the cooperative economy in Central Texas, through a tax-deductible donation to the Austin Cooperative Business Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. ACBF’s mission is to build and expand the cooperative economy in Central Texas. We help co-ops start-up and solve problems, and we educate Austinites about the cooperative model and how it can work for them.
This Fall, the ACBF’s goal is to raise $5000 from individual donations to make Central Texas an even better place for all types of cooperatives to thrive. Your tax-deductible donation will allow ACBF to create even more educational programming and technical assistance for established and aspiring co-ops around central Texas.
We have many ways to say thank you for donating. All individual donors who commit to a monthly subscription become members of our Cooperation Club! You can check out our great thank you gifts, including Commit to Co-ops T-shirts and our gorgeous Cooperative Principles Posters designed by artist Christie Zangrilli at our donor page.
I know a financial contribution isn't possible for all of our supporters. If you prefer to participate by sharing your time or talents, I invite you to visit our Get Involved page.
We envision ACBF as a hub for Austin’s next generation of community-minded individuals, coming together to build a robust, equitable, and sustainable economy in Central Texas. Thank you for partnering with us to support the co-op business model. Together, we can create a more just, cooperative Central Texas!
ACBF Fundraising Committee Chair