You Can Help Make Austin a Co-op Superstar City!

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!

Annelies Lottmann
ACBF Fundraising Committee Chair

Shop with Amazon Smiles for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 13 and we know you maybe out and about shopping for gifts for Mom. Shop AmazonSmile this Mother's Day.  This is a great opportunity to increase Austin Cooperative Business Foundation's AmazonSmile donations by shopping at

Your shopping matters. This Mother's Day, shop for Mom at and Amazon donates to Austin Cooperative Business Foundation. 

Triple AmazonSmile Donations ends 3/31

Amazon Smile is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their FIRST eligible purchase from now through March 31. This is a great opportunity to increase Austin Cooperative Business Foundation's AmazonSmile donations by reminding everyone to shop at   Please share this blog post in email or and social media to spread the word.... 

"3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first purchase - through March 31! Go to and Amazon donates to Austin Cooperative Business Foundation."

2018 Membership Drive!

We launched our 2018 Membership Campaign at the beginning of February. It is a new year and that means new dues! Invoices for 2018 Membership will be emailed soon!

Did you know that not only can your cooperative support the movement with your organizational membership, but we also offer individual membership starting at $50.00 per year. This is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of cooperatives one member at a time.

There are many opportunities in the year ahead and we would hate for you to miss a minute of it. If you are interested in becoming an individual member, please click here to join or contact us by emailing