farming futurity
︎5 cabins  
︎15 acres of land
︎1 permaculture farm
︎an entire Black trans future

Activation Co-op Fund


COOPERATIVES ARE BUILDING A BETTER WORLD. HERE IS HOW

TOTAL MEMBERS

81

FUND BALANCE 

$4,610

FUNDED PROPOSALS

1


For more information, read Activation Co-op Fund FAQ.

What is Activation Co-op Fund?
Activation Co-op Fund is an experimental reparations based funding and investment program that accumulates funds through member contributions, and redistributes funds to members and Activation using a cooperative decision making process.

We are exploring new ways of having money by experimenting with growing wealth collectively. Activation Co-op Fund is a display of our cooperative building power.

How did we get started?
At the end of 2019, Kamra Hakim became a member of Coop Fund, and submitted a proposal requesting $1300.00 be used to meet some of Activation’s incorporation and land and farm ownership goals.

Since then and in the wake of COVID-19, we have conducted further research on cooperatives and decided to create our own modeled after Coop Fund.
As required, we are setting up an online platform for discussion, voting, and membership.

We work with lawyer Michael Haber of Hofstra University, and artist Emma Hedditch of Coop Fund to support our process. Currently, we are designing our bylaws and working to become incorporated in the State of New York. Coop Fund serves as our fiscal sponsor for this project.

The purpose of Activation Co-op Fund is to
generate resources and discussion to illuminate possibility for members where it did not previously exist.

meet the economic needs of the individual as a means to empower the individual to participate collectively.

fund and sustain Activation’s land and farm ownership goals, online programming, digital training workshops, and residency programs.
center, support, and uplift Black and Indigenous trans and non-binary folks first always. 

fund and sustain Activation’s digital and physical accessibility commitments and ADA compliance.

expand Activation’s community and membership beyond the residency programs through an online subscription platform.

practice equitable wealth redistribution through solidarity and discussion.

support proposals that would not otherwise receive funding from exclusionary financial institutions including banks, credit unions, loans, and state and non-profit grants.

produce the culture we need to thrive, practice and embody the values we hope to see in the world, and dream collective care into being as we wish and as we are able.

How does Activation Co-op Fund work?
  1. Members pay a monthly subscription into Activation Co-op Fund.
  2. Members have discussions.
  3. Members submit proposals.
  4. Members vote on which proposals receive funds.
  5. Members and/or Activation receive funds.

After payment is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on engaging your membership via Loomio. If you need any assistance accessing membership or want to provide feedback, email coopfund@activationresidency.com.

How do I become a member?
  1. Read and learn about Activation Co-op Fund.
  2. Decide to become a member, and sign up by submitting your full name, pronouns, monthly subscription amount, and the email address associated with your PayPal account here.
  3. Subscribe with a minimum of $5 per month or $60 per calendar year.
  4. Join discussion and voting using the online platform, Loomio.
  5. Have a proposal? Submit is using Loomio.

Join Activation Co-op Fund!

  1. Thank you for your interest in joining Activation Co-op Fund.
  2. To become a member, submit your full name, pronouns, monthly subscription amount, and the email address associated with your PayPal account here.
  3. Upon sending your details, submit your payment using the PayPal feature below. To view monthly subscription amounts, click here.
Set up subscription using PayPal


Board Members
Kamra Sadia Hakim
Amanda Everich
Oli Olufemi


We seek 2 additional Activation Co-op Fund Board Members. Seeking candidates that are Black and Indigenous, trans and/or queer, an artist/love for the arts of all kinds, interest in building collective wealth and operating a collective entity/network, open availability for meeting at least 3 times per year, availability to do maintenance co-op work bi-weekly, experience working collectively/managing small groups, 21+, a reparations outlook on money, & into that gay shit ~ send a note about yourself and your interest to coopfund@activationresidency.com. Be sure you are eligible before sending.

Co-op Fund Resources 

These resources was compiled by Activation’s fouding member and artist, Kamra Hakim, with the help of Coop Fund, the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), and other cooperatives. Read about cooperatives in Collective Courage by Jessica Gordon Nembhard. Resource Generation is doing work around redistributing wealth.  Additions to this resource list can be submitted via email here.