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IBM: Superheroes for Small Business

PeopleFund is a nonprofit community lender that provides affordable small business loans and free educational programs for underserved Texans. With a focus on women, minorities, veterans, and low income people, PeopleFund helps small businesses create jobs and build ladders out of poverty and toward prosperity. IBM has been an invaluable partner of…

PeopleFund is a nonprofit community lender that provides affordable small business loans and free educational programs for underserved Texans. With a focus on women, minorities, veterans, and low income people, PeopleFund helps small businesses create jobs and build ladders out of poverty and toward prosperity. IBM has been an invaluable partner of…

PeopleFund Client Feature: Multicultural Refugee Coalition

By John Macapagal Making it through a stringent and exhaustive refugee screening process is just one of the hurdles refugees have to face. They are confronted with many obstacles that keep them from having a smooth transition to a new country. Economic, cultural, and language barriers are just some of the impediments that…

By John Macapagal Making it through a stringent and exhaustive refugee screening process is just one of the hurdles refugees have to face. They are confronted with many obstacles that keep them from having a smooth transition to a new country. Economic, cultural, and language barriers are just some of the impediments that…

Houston Innovation Week 2017 Agenda Announced

Community Lender Partners with Houston Office of Business Opportunity for Free Entrepreneurship Training Houston – In support of National Small Business Week, May 1st through 5th, PeopleFund and the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity, along with several community partners, will host Innovation Week. The free event, to be held at…

Community Lender Partners with Houston Office of Business Opportunity for Free Entrepreneurship Training Houston – In support of National Small Business Week, May 1st through 5th, PeopleFund and the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity, along with several community partners, will host Innovation Week. The free event, to be held at…

PeopleFund & RBFCU Announce Partnership

Texas-based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin– On March 29, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a multi-year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the investment for loans to…

Texas-based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin– On March 29, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a multi-year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the investment for loans to…

PeopleFund City of Dallas Loan Programs Director Announces Retirement

Community Leader Departs Following a Long Career of Public Service and Economic Development Dallas – Effective April 7th, Charles McElrath, City of Dallas Loan Programs Director, announced his retirement from PeopleFund, a statewide nonprofit community lender. Prior to PeopleFund, McElrath served for more than a decade as the President and CEO of…

Community Leader Departs Following a Long Career of Public Service and Economic Development Dallas – Effective April 7th, Charles McElrath, City of Dallas Loan Programs Director, announced his retirement from PeopleFund, a statewide nonprofit community lender. Prior to PeopleFund, McElrath served for more than a decade as the President and CEO of…

PeopleFund Client Feature: Karriem’s Catering

By John Macapagal PeopleFund Client Sultan Karriem’s mother used to say, “As soon as you can reach the stove you can start cooking”. He couldn’t be kept from sampling the meals being prepared by his mother and grandmother. His inquisitiveness and curiosity in the kitchen would eventually turn into a lifelong career….

By John Macapagal PeopleFund Client Sultan Karriem’s mother used to say, “As soon as you can reach the stove you can start cooking”. He couldn’t be kept from sampling the meals being prepared by his mother and grandmother. His inquisitiveness and curiosity in the kitchen would eventually turn into a lifelong career….

BBVA Compass, Opportunity Finance Network Welcome First Class of Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham

25 professionals from diverse finance organizations participate in leadership program Fellows to explore ways to give underserved communities better access to capital BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 7, 2017— BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network on Tuesday welcome their inaugural class of 25 Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham for a three-day training session where they’ll…

25 professionals from diverse finance organizations participate in leadership program Fellows to explore ways to give underserved communities better access to capital BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 7, 2017— BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network on Tuesday welcome their inaugural class of 25 Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham for a three-day training session where they’ll…

Bank of America Supports Austin Community For Giving Tuesday

Bank of America Invests $978,000 in Austin Organizations Supporting Workforce Development, Community Initiatives and Basic Needs Grants help individuals, families and businesses access food, emergency shelter, critical job training and education support and locate affordable housing AUSTIN, Texas – This #GivingTuesday, a global day of helping those in need, Bank of America…

Bank of America Invests $978,000 in Austin Organizations Supporting Workforce Development, Community Initiatives and Basic Needs Grants help individuals, families and businesses access food, emergency shelter, critical job training and education support and locate affordable housing AUSTIN, Texas – This #GivingTuesday, a global day of helping those in need, Bank of America…

Holiday Gift Guide

By Noelle Darilek Check out these holiday gift ideas featuring various PeopleFund clients from each of our markets! Austin Looking for that perfect holiday gift to give? Shower family and friends with sweets and treats from some of our favorite clients! Lonestar Delights: A tin of this delicious hand-popped kettle corn is the…

By Noelle Darilek Check out these holiday gift ideas featuring various PeopleFund clients from each of our markets! Austin Looking for that perfect holiday gift to give? Shower family and friends with sweets and treats from some of our favorite clients! Lonestar Delights: A tin of this delicious hand-popped kettle corn is the…

PeopleFund Supports Local Food Pantry

By Noelle Darilek This holiday season, the PeopleFund staff has helped donate to the Bastrop Food Pantry. The donation drive was organized by PeopleFund’s Lending Support Officer Preston Anderson, who encouraged the staff at PeopleFund to donate food. Overall 84 pounds of food, which will serve a total of 67 meals, was…

By Noelle Darilek This holiday season, the PeopleFund staff has helped donate to the Bastrop Food Pantry. The donation drive was organized by PeopleFund’s Lending Support Officer Preston Anderson, who encouraged the staff at PeopleFund to donate food. Overall 84 pounds of food, which will serve a total of 67 meals, was…

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