Evergreen Cooperatives build wealth in Cleveland neighborhoods. Consisting of foundations, hospitals, universities, and the city, the Evergreen Cooperatives are creating jobs and wealth-building opportunities in some of the highest poverty neighborhoods in Cleveland by leveraging a portion of their multibillion dollar annual business expenditures to start worker-owned cooperatives. The Evergreen Cooperatives include an industrial laundry, a solar installation firm, and an urban farm that have collectively created jobs for over 200 employees, 137 of whom are also employee-owners. In 2018, Evergreen launched the Fund for Employee Ownership, which aims to convert family businesses whose owners are approaching retirement into co-ops. Their long-term goal is to create a network of worker-owned firms with 5,000 employees. Learn more.