Community enterprises depend on capital investments and investors. For participants large or small, investing together leads to new financial rights and responsibilities.
Beyond financial results, any investment in this category will finance an entity that facilitates community learning, sharing, debating and voting.
Investing in community ownership also forms an institution that is responsible for protecting its members’ economic stakes with transparency and checks on abuse of power.
From year to year, the capital in community-owned entities can lead to distributions to members or to further investment for institutional growth.