Employee Ownership Trusts and Perpetual Purpose Trusts in the United States - CLEO Skip to main content


This is a working database of purpose trusts in the United States published in partnership with Common Trust, Broughton Consulting, and Liminal Advisors. It is maintained by the DCII Research Cluster on Employee Ownership and Workplace Democracy (www.eowd.org), with initial funding from the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at Rutgers University and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute.