The Working World

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The Working World

New York, New York

The Working World puts finance in the hands of working people without making them put down collateral or take on the burden of debt that may threaten their well-being. They do this by using applied research to promote a more inclusive form of ownership — businesses that are collectively run and owned by their workers and community — and tying loan returns to project success to minimize risk, both for their fund and the enterprises they help thrive.

Recent Loans

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ACP Shared Services

May 15, 2020

Contract financing for childcare network launch and outreach

Cooperative Home Care Associates

May 18, 2019

Line of credit

Bright Learning Stars

May 1, 2019

Expansion of the daycare cooperative into a new location

California Harvesters

April 25, 2019

A bridge loan to improve profitability

Brooklyn Stone & Tile Corporation

January 23, 2019

Supporting operating expenses as the business grows

New Deal Home Improvement Company

August 24, 2018

Line of credit for raw materials

Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy

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Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Roundtable for Economic Democracy (BRED) helps worker co-ops in the greater Baltimore area get the capital they need to start and grow. Their non-extractive lending process prioritizes inclusion and equity rather than locking communities out of the funding they need to start owning their economy. By combining the financing they offer with technical assistance and cooperative mentoring they support worker-owned businesses and give them a chance to thrive.

Recent Loans

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Taharka Bros.

May 8, 2020

Pint production expansion loan

Appalachian Field Services

April 30, 2020

Real estate acquisition loan

Staffing Cooperative

July 29, 2019

Line of credit loan

Red Emma’s

May 17, 2018

Expansion into a new space


February 5, 2020

Expanded line of credit