Nuestras Raíces was created in 1992 by a group of community members in South Holyoke, with the goal of eventually developing a greenhouse in downtown Holyoke. The founding members of Nuestras Raíces were all migrating farmers from Puerto Rico, with a strong agricultural background, who had found themselves in a city without opportunities. Realizing that the city was not being...

Cooperative Fund of New England

We work for economic, social, and racial justice by advancing community based, cooperative, and democratically owned or managed enterprises with a preference to assisting cooperatives in low-income communities by:

  • Providing financial products at reasonable rates
  • Developing business skills
  • Offering an investment opportunity that promotes socially conscious enterprise


A socially responsible lending organization and investment option.

Supporting Co-ops since 1975