Pingree Manufacturing in Detroit, Michigan is made up of formerly homeless vets making and selling wearable goods from the discards of the automotive industry. These same vets directly benefit from the profits of their labor. They are the workers. They are the owners. C2BE was an integral part of making this cooperative business happen.
This is what we do. We help create opportunities for hard-working everyday members of our community to directly benefit from the things they make and do. C2BE helps entrepreneurs create worker-owned businesses. C2BE helps business owners convert to worker-ownership. We help workers become owners.
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We thank our current funders: the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the Lowenstein Fellowship at Columbia Law School, and the MLG Foundation. Past funders include: the Skillman Foundation, Fund for Democratic Communities, Innovation Network for Communities, Local Initiative Support Corporation, Maryland Labor Education Center, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Brown-Saperstein Fund, and individual contributors.