Cooperative Ministry is a nonprofit agency that has provided one AFI grant since 2009, with the objective of assisting low-income residents of Harper, Kingman, Pratt, and Reno counties in Kansas to build assets by obtaining first homes, college degrees, or starting businesses.
Cooperative Ministry emphasizes homeownership, postsecondary education, and business capitalization, with the goal of assisting low-income residents of Harper, Kingman, Pratt, and Reno counties in Kansas to accumulate assets. Highlights of this grantee include strong community support, existing program infrastructure, local United Way match funding, seamless integration with financial education and VITA (EITC) programs offered in-house, proven outcomes measurement logic model, and links to 120 existing social service partner agencies.
Cooperative Ministry partners with United Way of the Midlands, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Association, Family Service Center, Columbia Housing Authority, Alston Wilkes Society, SisterCare, St. Lawrence Place, and New Day on Mill to provide referrals, technical assistance, and financial and homeowner counseling.
Assets for Independence Grant History
Cooperative Ministry AFI Project
22 IDAs have been opened.
24 participants have received financial education.
$3,037 saved by participants.
0 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $298,731
Cooperative Ministry targets eligible low-income residents of Columbia, SC.
The Cooperative Ministry
3821 West Beltline Boulevard Columbia, SC 29204
(803) 799-3853 www.coopmin.org