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Austin Community Foundation announces a $200,000 investment that will provide capital to low-income or minority entrepreneurs through PeopleFund, a local nonprofit provider of small business loans. “PeopleFund is a trusted resource in our community, providing entrepreneurs access to low-cost capital that they may not otherwise be able to access,” says Mike Nellis,…

Austin Community Foundation announces a $200,000 investment that will provide capital to low-income or minority entrepreneurs through PeopleFund, a local nonprofit provider of small business loans. “PeopleFund is a trusted resource in our community, providing entrepreneurs access to low-cost capital that they may not otherwise be able to access,” says Mike Nellis,…

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PeopleFund’s Jesse Sanchez SBA Financial Services Champion of 2016

Rio Grande Valley Loan Officer Recognized for Mission-Driven Lending Achievements McAllen – On May 3rd, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Angela Burton recognized PeopleFund Loan Officer Jesse Sanchez as the 2016 Area Financial Services Champion of the Year. Through partnerships with local financial institutions and the SBA, Jesse worked…

Rio Grande Valley Loan Officer Recognized for Mission-Driven Lending Achievements McAllen – On May 3rd, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Angela Burton recognized PeopleFund Loan Officer Jesse Sanchez as the 2016 Area Financial Services Champion of the Year. Through partnerships with local financial institutions and the SBA, Jesse worked…

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PeopleFund Selected as C4T Recipient through Texas Department of Agriculture

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2016 CAPITAL FOR TEXAS LOAN PROGRAM LAUNCHES, AIMS TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN TEXAS Lenders announced as part of today’s small business forum AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today announced a partnership between three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) — PeopleFund, LiftFund, and…

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2016 CAPITAL FOR TEXAS LOAN PROGRAM LAUNCHES, AIMS TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN TEXAS Lenders announced as part of today’s small business forum AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today announced a partnership between three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) — PeopleFund, LiftFund, and…

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PeopleFund & Generations Federal Credit Union Announce Partnership

San Antonio based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin – On March 4th, Generations Federal Credit Union (GFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a five year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the…

San Antonio based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin – On March 4th, Generations Federal Credit Union (GFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a five year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the…

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Client Feature – Bneevige Renovations

Feature by Madeline Struve, Communications and Operations Intern Jose Reyes has always enjoyed carpentry and construction. As a technician in the Navy, he expanded and mastered his trade,  and after his service Jose put his skills to work doing small house projects for friends and family to make ends meet and go…

Feature by Madeline Struve, Communications and Operations Intern Jose Reyes has always enjoyed carpentry and construction. As a technician in the Navy, he expanded and mastered his trade,  and after his service Jose put his skills to work doing small house projects for friends and family to make ends meet and go…

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Client Feature – Aligned Family Chiropractic

Feature by Madeline Struve, Communications and Operations Intern Perseverance, heart, and strong will paved the road to the establishment of Aligned Family Chiropractic. Dr. Kim Nguyen had a vision of how she wanted to care for and educate families at a place where her patients could become like family. In order to…

Feature by Madeline Struve, Communications and Operations Intern Perseverance, heart, and strong will paved the road to the establishment of Aligned Family Chiropractic. Dr. Kim Nguyen had a vision of how she wanted to care for and educate families at a place where her patients could become like family. In order to…

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PeopleFund & Easter Seals of Central Texas Announce Partnership

PeopleFund & Easter Seals of Central Texas Announce Partnership Two local Nonprofits Combine Efforts to Create Opportunity for Disabled Entrepreneurs Austin – On March 2nd, Easter Seals Central Texas and PeopleFund announced a partnership to provide business education and access to capital for entrepreneurs or small business owners with disabilities. Together, the…

PeopleFund & Easter Seals of Central Texas Announce Partnership Two local Nonprofits Combine Efforts to Create Opportunity for Disabled Entrepreneurs Austin – On March 2nd, Easter Seals Central Texas and PeopleFund announced a partnership to provide business education and access to capital for entrepreneurs or small business owners with disabilities. Together, the…

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PeopleFund Moves Forward in Impact Austin 2016 Grant Cycle

122 Impact Austin Grant Review Committee members have been busy the past few weeks reading, researching and analyzing the over 90 Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) received this year in these four areas. Impact Austin has invited the following 23 organizations to submit full grant applications in the Culture, Education, Environment and Family…

122 Impact Austin Grant Review Committee members have been busy the past few weeks reading, researching and analyzing the over 90 Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) received this year in these four areas. Impact Austin has invited the following 23 organizations to submit full grant applications in the Culture, Education, Environment and Family…

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Intern Welcome – Hunter Chitwood

My name is Hunter Chitwood and I am the operations and engagement intern at PeopleFund for the spring of 2016. I’m currently completing my final semester as a Corporate Communications major at The University of Texas at Austin with a Business Foundations Certification, as well. Throughout my college career I’ve had the…

My name is Hunter Chitwood and I am the operations and engagement intern at PeopleFund for the spring of 2016. I’m currently completing my final semester as a Corporate Communications major at The University of Texas at Austin with a Business Foundations Certification, as well. Throughout my college career I’ve had the…

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Intern Welcome – Madeline Struve

My name is Madeline Struve and I am a Communications and Operations Intern at PeopleFund for the Spring of 2016. I am currently in my final semester at the University of Texas at Austin and will be graduating in May of 2016 with a major in Marketing. For the past year, I…

My name is Madeline Struve and I am a Communications and Operations Intern at PeopleFund for the Spring of 2016. I am currently in my final semester at the University of Texas at Austin and will be graduating in May of 2016 with a major in Marketing. For the past year, I…

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