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PeopleFund Welcomes Gustavo Lasala as President & CEO

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

Client Highlight: CatSpring Yaupon

Yaupon is seen as a nuisance in Texas. The hardy plant is often in the way and is even burned to make room for cattle. In 2011, a drought in Texas left millions of trees dead, but one plant, yaupon, survived. Sisters Abianne Falla and JennaDee Detro noticed the plant was thriving…

Yaupon is seen as a nuisance in Texas. The hardy plant is often in the way and is even burned to make room for cattle. In 2011, a drought in Texas left millions of trees dead, but one plant, yaupon, survived. Sisters Abianne Falla and JennaDee Detro noticed the plant was thriving…

Opportunity Finance Network Highlights Chicks With Class

Margo Jordan-Baines of Chicks With Class Shares Her Story With Opportunity Finance Network Read the feature below or on Opportunity Finance Network’s website:  Recognizing the need for empowerment programs in her Houston, Texas, community, U.S. Army veteran Margo Jordan-Baines started Chicks With Class in 2013. With a mission to blossom girls and boys into young adults who will help shape…

Margo Jordan-Baines of Chicks With Class Shares Her Story With Opportunity Finance Network Read the feature below or on Opportunity Finance Network’s website:  Recognizing the need for empowerment programs in her Houston, Texas, community, U.S. Army veteran Margo Jordan-Baines started Chicks With Class in 2013. With a mission to blossom girls and boys into young adults who will help shape…

Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops Selected For Tory Burch’s Fellows Program

Our client, Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops, has been selected to be a 2019 Tory Burch Fellow! The Tory Burch Foundation today announced the 50 early-stage women entrepreneurs selected for the fourth-annual Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. Responding to incredible demand and thousands of applications annually, the flagship program expanded this year…

Our client, Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops, has been selected to be a 2019 Tory Burch Fellow! The Tory Burch Foundation today announced the 50 early-stage women entrepreneurs selected for the fourth-annual Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. Responding to incredible demand and thousands of applications annually, the flagship program expanded this year…

PeopleFund & Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest Announce Merger

Merger will consolidate SBA 504 Lending under PeopleFund Austin, Texas – Both the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas have approved the merger of PeopleFund and Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest (CDCSW). Under the terms of the merger PeopleFund will be the successor organization, effective June 1, 2019….

Merger will consolidate SBA 504 Lending under PeopleFund Austin, Texas – Both the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas have approved the merger of PeopleFund and Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest (CDCSW). Under the terms of the merger PeopleFund will be the successor organization, effective June 1, 2019….

PeopleFund Staff Accountant, Jackie Ramos Chosen For National Fellowship Program

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently  announced that Jackie Ramos has been named a 2019 NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development fellow. Jackie currently serves as our Staff Accountant at PeopleFund. The Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship is a nine-month leadership training program for Latino leaders from around the country….

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently  announced that Jackie Ramos has been named a 2019 NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development fellow. Jackie currently serves as our Staff Accountant at PeopleFund. The Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship is a nine-month leadership training program for Latino leaders from around the country….

PeopleFund Achieves GuideStar 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency

PeopleFund was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!   GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order…

PeopleFund was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!   GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order…

Tory Burch Foundation Opens Applications for Fellows Program

Would you like to receive a $5,000 grant, year-long fellowship and a trip to the Tory Burch Offices?   The Tory Burch Foundation opened up applications for The Fellows Program. The program provides the community of support women entrepreneurs need to connect, learn, and grow their business. Through this program, 50 female entrepreneurs…

Would you like to receive a $5,000 grant, year-long fellowship and a trip to the Tory Burch Offices?   The Tory Burch Foundation opened up applications for The Fellows Program. The program provides the community of support women entrepreneurs need to connect, learn, and grow their business. Through this program, 50 female entrepreneurs…

PeopleFund Featured on KVUE to Discuss Veteran Entrepreneurship

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

Emergency Short-Term Loans Available to Nonprofits and Social Agencies Impacted by Federal Shutdown

According to the New York Times, the government shutdown has affected about 800,000 federal employees. Due to the extended period of the shutdown, nonprofit and social service organizations in need of emergency bridge loans are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest capital from PeopleFund. PeopleFund emergency loans are designed to…

According to the New York Times, the government shutdown has affected about 800,000 federal employees. Due to the extended period of the shutdown, nonprofit and social service organizations in need of emergency bridge loans are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest capital from PeopleFund. PeopleFund emergency loans are designed to…