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  FedEx is hosting a small business grant competition now through November 17th. Visit the FedEx Facebook page for more information. They will award a $25,000 grant as well as several $5,000 grants. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your small business and compete for grant funds.

  FedEx is hosting a small business grant competition now through November 17th. Visit the FedEx Facebook page for more information. They will award a $25,000 grant as well as several $5,000 grants. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your small business and compete for grant funds.

East Night Summit and Celebration Event Announced

Community nonprofit PeopleFund announced their annual economic summit and fundraising event, to be held at Austin Lumber Company on October 25th. This year, the summit will concentrate on the impact of Austin’s arts and cultural industries. Panel topics will focus on the intersection between arts and culture in the public and private…

Community nonprofit PeopleFund announced their annual economic summit and fundraising event, to be held at Austin Lumber Company on October 25th. This year, the summit will concentrate on the impact of Austin’s arts and cultural industries. Panel topics will focus on the intersection between arts and culture in the public and private…

PeopleFund Gears Up for 2012 Opportunity Finance Network Conference

Article By Miku Sakamoto Peoplefund is excited to participate in this year’s OFN Conference taking place from October 15-18 in our backyard, San Antonio, Texas. This conference is a chance for CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institutions) from all over the country to gather in one place for three and a half days…

Article By Miku Sakamoto Peoplefund is excited to participate in this year’s OFN Conference taking place from October 15-18 in our backyard, San Antonio, Texas. This conference is a chance for CDFIs (Community Development Financial Institutions) from all over the country to gather in one place for three and a half days…

Support PeopleFund in Chase Community Giving

Now through September 19th, PeopleFund is participating in Chase Community Giving’s online competition for grant funds. To vote, visit the Chase Community Giving Facebook App and Keyword Search “PeopleFund” You can also find us by searching alphabetically under the poverty issue area. Chase banking customers receive extra votes which can be accessed…

Now through September 19th, PeopleFund is participating in Chase Community Giving’s online competition for grant funds. To vote, visit the Chase Community Giving Facebook App and Keyword Search “PeopleFund” You can also find us by searching alphabetically under the poverty issue area. Chase banking customers receive extra votes which can be accessed…

PeopleFund Announces Top Seed Business Model Video Competition

PeopleFund Announces Business Plan Competition Nonprofit to Award Three Grants to Outstanding Business Models The community development financial institution and nonprofit charity PeopleFund announced Monday it will host its second annual “Top Seed” business model competition. This year, the organization has opted to receive video submissions in order to highlight creative entrepreneurs…

PeopleFund Announces Business Plan Competition Nonprofit to Award Three Grants to Outstanding Business Models The community development financial institution and nonprofit charity PeopleFund announced Monday it will host its second annual “Top Seed” business model competition. This year, the organization has opted to receive video submissions in order to highlight creative entrepreneurs…

PeopleFund Receives Outstanding Lender Award at Deal Day

Dallas, Texas – The North Texas Small Business Development Center awarded PeopleFund the title of “Outstanding Lender” 2012 for the organization’s work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth MSA in front of a crowd at Deal Day, a lending event put on by the Dallas…

Dallas, Texas – The North Texas Small Business Development Center awarded PeopleFund the title of “Outstanding Lender” 2012 for the organization’s work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth MSA in front of a crowd at Deal Day, a lending event put on by the Dallas…

Back-to-School shopping? Support us in the Process!

Are you shopping for back to school items? You can support PeopleFund in the process! PeopleFund recently teamed up with Give as you Get, a local affiliate shopping site dedicated to raising funds for community nonprofit organizations. Thanks to this great program, every time you shop at great retailers like Target, Office…

Are you shopping for back to school items? You can support PeopleFund in the process! PeopleFund recently teamed up with Give as you Get, a local affiliate shopping site dedicated to raising funds for community nonprofit organizations. Thanks to this great program, every time you shop at great retailers like Target, Office…

New study highlights immigrant small business owners

We here at PeopleFund are all about fostering entrepreneurship in every community all across the state. More small businesses and entrepreneurs in more communities across the state means more connected and resilient local economies. You can trust us, or read this, this or this. Recently, we came across a study from the…

We here at PeopleFund are all about fostering entrepreneurship in every community all across the state. More small businesses and entrepreneurs in more communities across the state means more connected and resilient local economies. You can trust us, or read this, this or this. Recently, we came across a study from the…

PeopleFund client Workers Defense Project gets major victory at City Hall

Our client, Workers Defense Project, deserves a major pat on the back for a recent victory for low-income workers in Austin. They were able to negotiate an 11th-hour agreement with a prominent developer on a new development on the site of the old Green Water Treatment Plant. A little background: The city…

Our client, Workers Defense Project, deserves a major pat on the back for a recent victory for low-income workers in Austin. They were able to negotiate an 11th-hour agreement with a prominent developer on a new development on the site of the old Green Water Treatment Plant. A little background: The city…

An update from the JET Program at Stony Point High School

Hi, I’m Mark Evers and for nine months out of the year, I teach Digital and Interactive Media, Banking and Financial Systems and Virtual Business to high school students at Stony Point High School. Go Tigers! For the next couple weeks, however, I’m leading the Junior Entrepreneurship Training program here at Stony…

Hi, I’m Mark Evers and for nine months out of the year, I teach Digital and Interactive Media, Banking and Financial Systems and Virtual Business to high school students at Stony Point High School. Go Tigers! For the next couple weeks, however, I’m leading the Junior Entrepreneurship Training program here at Stony…