Mission-driven Purchasing Cooperative Launches in MA on January 24th

A new purchasing cooperative is being launched to support faith-based and non-profit organizations to lower their costs for purchased energy, services, and materials while fulfilling missions to support their local community, increase their spend with minority-owned businesses and improve their sustainability. The Community Purchasing Alliance of MA (CPA MA) celebrated its launch as a cooperative on January 24th with representatives from Boston area churches, mosques, synagogues, nonprofits, and charter schools along with its leadership and its funders – Boston Impact Initiative and Cooperative Fund of the Northeast.

CPA MA offers six regular purchasing programs – electricity, natural gas, copier leases, commercial insurance, waste management, community solar agreements, and janitorial services – and is developing additional programs through organizing and leveraging the purchasing power of the group.  

CPA MA is part of the CPA Co-op Network, a growing regional movement focused on building the economic strength of the faith and non-profit sectors and growing their power to bring about positive social, racial, and environmental change.