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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…

PeopleFund CEO Receives AAYHF Award

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund CEO Gary Lindner was presented with an award from the African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) for his commitment to the African American community. He attended the foundation’s Changing the Story Gala, held on November 5th, where it honored those who have helped its cause and also celebrated 10 years…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund CEO Gary Lindner was presented with an award from the African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) for his commitment to the African American community. He attended the foundation’s Changing the Story Gala, held on November 5th, where it honored those who have helped its cause and also celebrated 10 years…

PeopleFund Receives New Markets Tax Credit Allocation

PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On November 17th, PeopleFund was awarded a $30 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout Texas….

PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On November 17th, PeopleFund was awarded a $30 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout Texas….

Intern Farewell – Noelle Darilek

By Noelle Darilek When I first began interning at PeopleFund this fall, one of the first things I noticed was how friendly and welcoming everyone was. I was excited to start my internship here and can’t believe how quickly it went by! Interning at PeopleFund means several things. I worked as the…

By Noelle Darilek When I first began interning at PeopleFund this fall, one of the first things I noticed was how friendly and welcoming everyone was. I was excited to start my internship here and can’t believe how quickly it went by! Interning at PeopleFund means several things. I worked as the…

PeopleFund Client CocoAndré Shares Its Success Story

This week (Nov. 14-20) marks Global Entrepreneurship Week. Below are reflections from entrepreneur Cindy Pedraza, who cofounded CocoAndré Chocolatier with her mother Andrea and grew the business with help from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. Both had the opportunity to attend The United State of Women summit in June. Earlier this…

This week (Nov. 14-20) marks Global Entrepreneurship Week. Below are reflections from entrepreneur Cindy Pedraza, who cofounded CocoAndré Chocolatier with her mother Andrea and grew the business with help from the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program. Both had the opportunity to attend The United State of Women summit in June. Earlier this…

Bank of America Recognizes PeopleFund as 2016 Neighborhood Builder

Bloom Lab for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Loans from PeopleFund Expand with Bank of America Grant Support comes as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders® program, which empowers high performing nonprofits to address pressing community challenges AUSTIN, Texas – Bank of America has announced PeopleFund as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The…

Bloom Lab for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Loans from PeopleFund Expand with Bank of America Grant Support comes as part of Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders® program, which empowers high performing nonprofits to address pressing community challenges AUSTIN, Texas – Bank of America has announced PeopleFund as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The…

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