Wild Fig Worker Cooperative Start Up






Thanks so much for your support of the Wild Fig Books and Coffee Shop and willingness to help us transition into a worker cooperative. We are raising initial funds to cover the cost of purchasing the intellectual property and the existing inventory as well as open the store back up in November 2018. With help from cash donations and a loan from a supporter, we were able to purchase the business from the previous owners, but we now need support to open the store and pay back the loan. We are raising $25,000 in this initial fundraising effort. Please give a one-time gift or recurring gift for up to 3 years. 

We greatly appreciate all of our supporters for your willingness to keep this sacred space in our neighborhood alive. 

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      Please note that the Wild Fig Worker Cooperative is not a tax-exempt organization. While our appreciation for your support is unlimited, we aren't able to offer tax exemptions for gifts.

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      Sarah | $26.19

      Tori | $26.19

      love y’all <3 keep doing great.


      Ashton | $26.19

      Good luck and thank you for the important role you play in the community

      Tanbir | $100


      in hopes that wild fig can keep their doors open and will not always be the only black-owned bookstore in kentucky🖤

      Amber | $10

      Ida Beth Davis Lucero | $10.66

      My husband passed in November, 2019. Our first date, he took me to Wild Fig. Hearing the name fills my heart with joy. I’ll donate as much and as often as I can. Always!! This is for my Scott Davis Lucero. 🐇🎩🦋

      Ashe | $26.19

      Alicia Knox | $26.19

      Supporting from afar!

      Kenan | $26.19

      Indie bookstore love. ❤️

      Grant Knox | $26.19

      A hometown favorite!! Best wishes from Tucson, AZ

      Sarah | $26.19

      Standing in solidarity with you all! We need you in Lexington.

      Ashley | $10.66

      Searching for a KY Black-owned bookstore - best wishes to you from Bowling Green!

      Sanja | $103.83

      Edna Nkirirenga | $26.19

      Indigo Sol | $25

      From Louisville With Love - Indigo Sol The Po. e.t. 🙏


      Black Lives Matter

      Katie | $25

      We need the culture Wild Fig brings to Lexington

      Macey | $5

      Cristina | $10

      Margaret Claycomb | $50

      May your doors stay open for generations to come, we need you and want you to exist. Our hearts and minds need places like Wild Fig to flourish and unite

      Rachel Hardy | $52.07

      In solidarity from Louisville.. hope to visit some day!


      Wild Fig is such a warm and inviting space. Let’s get them to their goal!! 💗

      Henry Walther | $20

      Solidarity from down the street

      Flavia Garcia

      LOVE <3

      Aixa Seay | $25

      Keep pushing Wild Fig!! 🖤💕

      Maria | $10.66

      From over bookseller to another 🖤✊

      Sharyn Rosart | $26.19

      Sending love and support from Brooklyn!

      Angela Romines | $25

      Love the work that you’re doing and hope to stop by sometime!