The Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) is a dedicated and efficient 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a rich history spanning over three decades, committed to fostering cooperative initiatives and economic growth throughout the entire state of Montana, with a particular focus on rural communities. With a proven track record of facilitating cooperative development, MCDC plays a pivotal role in promoting community-based solutions to economic challenges statewide. Your generous contributions to MCDC are tax-deductible, and they are now more critical than ever. Our work extends to every corner of Montana, including underserved rural areas, where economic disparities persist. MCDC is here to provide assistance and guidance to empower local cooperatives and businesses, creating a more resilient and prosperous future for all in our great state.
If you would like to mail a donation, please send cash or check to:
Montana Cooperative Development Center
PO Box 3027
Great Falls, MT 59403
If you would like to make a donation in person, please call our Funds and Sustainability Manager, Shandy Petersen, 406-868-1446, to set up a time to come by our office at 410 Central Ave Suite #429 Great Falls, MT 59401
In 2023 MCDC:
received 24 new technical assistance requests,
had 13 cooperatives projects under development,
delivered 30 presentations , provided assistance
to over 35 groups and 40 businesses, visited
more than 25 Montana communities, traveled
16,254 miles by car and 18,125 miles by air,
and successfully incorporated 4 new cooperatives.
MCDC empowers Montana communities through cooperative solutions. Our dedicated and diverse staff provides essential technical assistance to develop and uplift cooperative businesses. Cooperatives are a versatile solution across all industries and communities of any size. At MCDC, we fully embrace our motto: We Can Co-op That!
Legacy giving plays a vital role in sustaining the long-term impact of cooperatives and organizations like MCDC. By considering MCDC's endowment funding in your legacy planning, you ensure that future generations of cooperatives and rural communities in Montana will continue to benefit from the support and resources needed to thrive. Your commitment to legacy giving not only honors the cooperative principles but also secures a legacy of cooperative empowerment, economic resilience, and community development for years to come.
To explore the lasting impact of legacy giving and how you can contribute to MCDC's endowment funding, please don't hesitate to contact Shandy Petersen at (406) 868-1446 firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about the opportunities and benefits of leaving a cooperative legacy that will shape Montana's future.