Organization

Community Purchasing Alliance

Washington, DC | http://cpa.coop
Joined in January 2014

About Us

The Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA) believes that by working together our community institutions can be a more transformative force for: (1) living wage jobs, (2) environmental sustainability, and (3) equity & resilience in our local economy. CPA realizes this vision by leveraging the power of the group and resourcing administrators to save on utilities, facility services, and supplies.

·       CPA works with 130 congregations, schools, and non-profits to reduce operating costs while ensuring better service and creating an anchor institution committed to greater social impact.

·       CPA has mobilized $10 million in clean energy investments -- including 12 solar installations and helping 80 organizations transition to 100% wind power.

·       CPA partners with top leaders from some of the highest profile schools (KIPP DC, Friendship, Chavez Schools), faith institutions (Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Union for Reform Judaism), and mission-aligned partners (Center for Community Change, ACE Hardware).

·      CPA is a 100% member-owned cooperative.

CPA is building a larger vehicle for social change by actualizing greater environmental and social impact and generating earned income for community organizing. 


The Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA) believes that by working together our community institutions can be a more transformative force for: (1) living wage jobs, (2) environmental sustainability, and (3) equity & resilience in our local…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Education

Location

  • Washington, DC 20005