Under the umbrella of the DGRV, four specialised federations operate at national level.
The Bundesverband der Deutschen Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken e. V. (BVR – National Association of German Cooperative Banks reg. assoc.). This association supports the cooperative banks.
The Deutscher Raiffeisenverband e. V. (DRV –German Raiffeisen Federation – reg. assoc.). This association supports the rural commodity and service cooperatives, which include cooperative banks with commodity trading; in as far as it is relevant to the concerns and interests of the commodity sector.
The Zentralverband Gewerblicher Verbundgruppen e. V. (ZGV – German Federation of Buying and Marketing Groups – reg. assoc.). This association supports small-scale industry commodity and service cooperatives.
The Zentralverband deutscher Konsumgenossenschaften e. V. (ZdK –Central Federation of German Consumer Cooperatives – reg.assoc.). This association supports its affiliated consumer cooperatives.