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Regions Foundation Announces Grant for PeopleFund to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

By Kim Borges April 24, 2020 PeopleFund is providing valuable resources to businesses across the Lone Star State. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – April 24, 2020  – The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments, on Friday announced a $100,000 grant for PeopleFund, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)…

By Kim Borges April 24, 2020 PeopleFund is providing valuable resources to businesses across the Lone Star State. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – April 24, 2020  – The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments, on Friday announced a $100,000 grant for PeopleFund, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)…

City of Fort Worth and PeopleFund Launch New Microloan Program Supporting Local Businesses

The City of Fort Worth is teaming up with PeopleFund to launch the Business Resiliency Microloan Program, which is prepared to provide at least $850,000 to eligible businesses in Fort Worth who are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll or accounts payable,…

The City of Fort Worth is teaming up with PeopleFund to launch the Business Resiliency Microloan Program, which is prepared to provide at least $850,000 to eligible businesses in Fort Worth who are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll or accounts payable,…

PeopleFund & City of Eagle Pass Inject $200,000 Into Small Businesses

In partnership with PeopleFund, the City of Eagle Pass announces the release of the Downtown Revolving Loan Fund (DRFL). The DRFL will provide a low interest financing option to individuals looking to open a new business in the Central Business District, with a high emphasis on Main Street. The City has committed…

In partnership with PeopleFund, the City of Eagle Pass announces the release of the Downtown Revolving Loan Fund (DRFL). The DRFL will provide a low interest financing option to individuals looking to open a new business in the Central Business District, with a high emphasis on Main Street. The City has committed…

PeopleFund Provides New Market Tax Credit for POST Houston Project

Read the press release below or on National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC)’s website:  November 4, 2019 –  NTCIC is pleased to announce the successful closing on historic financing for the POST Houston revitalization in downtown Houston, Texas. NTCIC syndicated the federal Historic Tax Credits (HTCs) earned by the project which generated over…

Read the press release below or on National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC)’s website:  November 4, 2019 –  NTCIC is pleased to announce the successful closing on historic financing for the POST Houston revitalization in downtown Houston, Texas. NTCIC syndicated the federal Historic Tax Credits (HTCs) earned by the project which generated over…

Client Highlight: ALEON Properties Keeping Texas History Alive

PeopleFund client, Charmane H. Sellers, President and CEO of ALEON Properties, Inc., a 100% Veteran Woman owned local construction company with extensive experience in historic projects, is part of an illustrious team of organizations working on keeping American history alive in Bastrop County. In collaboration with American Youthworks and the Hopewell Rosenwald…

PeopleFund client, Charmane H. Sellers, President and CEO of ALEON Properties, Inc., a 100% Veteran Woman owned local construction company with extensive experience in historic projects, is part of an illustrious team of organizations working on keeping American history alive in Bastrop County. In collaboration with American Youthworks and the Hopewell Rosenwald…

Woodforest National Bank And PeopleFund Introduced Woodforest Foundry To Texas Veterans Aspiring To Open A Small Business

Read the feature below or click here:  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Veterans Week, Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) recently teamed up with PeopleFund, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to introduce ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALLSM, a part of the Woodforest FoundrySM in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, Texas to support veterans aspiring to become small…

Read the feature below or click here:  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Veterans Week, Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) recently teamed up with PeopleFund, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to introduce ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALLSM, a part of the Woodforest FoundrySM in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, Texas to support veterans aspiring to become small…

Client Highlight: Owasso Green Teens Curbside Recycling

The Sherman family is making recycling easier for communities that lack access to recycling resources that big cities have. Jake Sherman and his family used to place their recyclables in the back of his pickup truck and take them to the nearest recycling dumpster or center. This sparked the idea for Jake…

The Sherman family is making recycling easier for communities that lack access to recycling resources that big cities have. Jake Sherman and his family used to place their recyclables in the back of his pickup truck and take them to the nearest recycling dumpster or center. This sparked the idea for Jake…

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…

DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brinn Pfeiffer, Accion Media and Communications Manager Direct: 720.498.3828, Main: 800.508.7624 DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas will become DreamSpring SM. Albuquerque, NM (June 17, 2019) – A name change from Accion to DreamSpring SM is in the works…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brinn Pfeiffer, Accion Media and Communications Manager Direct: 720.498.3828, Main: 800.508.7624 DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas will become DreamSpring SM. Albuquerque, NM (June 17, 2019) – A name change from Accion to DreamSpring SM is in the works…