On Monday, the 11th Hour Project sprung a 96-hour challenge on CoFED.
They challenged us to get 50 new donors by Friday in order to snag $5,000 of grant money to support the next generation of folks creating a people-centered economy and sustainable food system. The challenge launched at the same time as our brand-spanking-new animated financial management video.
Before Noon EST on Friday April 26th, if you've never given to CoFED before you can give as little as $20 and be counted towards our $5,000 target!
As of Wednesday at noon EST, we've got 48 hours left and 28 more donors to find to reach our goal.
Over the last two years over 300 people have chipped in to help us do our work. Now we're ready to take it to the next level and are looking for a broader circle of supporters.
This is in the context of a $20,000 match that we are meeting before May 13th - any contribution counts towards that goal as well!
With this money, we'll have paid fellowships for people to gain critical organizing and cooperative food business skills at the same time as they support a handful of teams in their region launching food coops. We'll also be able to pilot a program helping rural and urban community colleges create coop job training and healthy food businesses.
Thanks for the support, ya'll.