Many people and allies fuel, inspire, and support our work here at PACA. We recognize that we can’t do it alone and we want to express our deep gratitude for the various ways we receive help and solidarity.

Our Funders

Bread & Roses Community Fund

Cabot Creamery Cooperative

CHS, Inc.

The Cooperative Foundation

Democracy at Work Institute

Equal Exchange

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation — Knight Cities Challenge

National Cooperative Bank


Our Donors


We are grateful for the support of many, many people who have made generous one-time donations and monthly donations through the Principle Six Club.

Our Founders

PACA was founded by a very committed group of volunteers. From 2011-2014, they developed PACA’s vision, mission, and organizational capacity based on the needs and desires expressed by our region’s co-ops and cooperators.

Our founders include Anne Misak, Daniel Flaumenhaft, Peter Frank, Caitlin Quigley, Shoshanna Grunwald, Mo Manklang, Margaret Lenzi, Bob Noble, Chris Hill, Esteban Kelly, and Jamila Medley.

We received significant support from Richard Dilworth, Bob Fishman, and Abby Lang.

Members of PACA's steering committee in April 2013. Members of PACA’s steering committee in April 2013.