Category: Announcements

Emergency Short-Term Loans Available to Nonprofits and Social Agencies Impacted by Federal Shutdown

According to the New York Times, the government shutdown has affected about 800,000 federal employees. Due to the extended period of the shutdown, nonprofit and social service organizations in need of emergency bridge loans are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest capital from PeopleFund. PeopleFund emergency loans are designed to…

According to the New York Times, the government shutdown has affected about 800,000 federal employees. Due to the extended period of the shutdown, nonprofit and social service organizations in need of emergency bridge loans are eligible for up to $50,000 in low interest capital from PeopleFund. PeopleFund emergency loans are designed to…

CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…

El Paso Creates First County-Led Healthy Food Financing Initiative in the Country

The county of El Paso has created the first county-led Healthy Food Financing Initiative in the country!  One in four kids in El Paso county live in a food-insecure home – a home that is unable to continually purchase healthy food. Due to this, the county of El Paso is making healthy,…

The county of El Paso has created the first county-led Healthy Food Financing Initiative in the country!  One in four kids in El Paso county live in a food-insecure home – a home that is unable to continually purchase healthy food. Due to this, the county of El Paso is making healthy,…

The Entrepreneurial Engineer: Mia Parton of Aeparmia

As featured by the Tory Burch Foundation After spending over a decade in the engineering design and construction industry, Mia Parton founded Aeparmia Engineering PLLC in 2017. Minority and LGBTQ owned, Aeparmia is a professional civil engineering firm that designs and manages infrastructure projects that are essential to advancing and protecting our communities. We…

As featured by the Tory Burch Foundation After spending over a decade in the engineering design and construction industry, Mia Parton founded Aeparmia Engineering PLLC in 2017. Minority and LGBTQ owned, Aeparmia is a professional civil engineering firm that designs and manages infrastructure projects that are essential to advancing and protecting our communities. We…

Intern Welcome – Eunji Choi

Eunji Choi recently joined the PeopleFund family as a part of the KoreaWEST Fellowship. She assists with marketing research and strategy, producing videos for the website and educational events. She majored in Creative Advertising at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. As a student, Eunji studied all aspects of effective advertising techniques and worked in various fields…

Eunji Choi recently joined the PeopleFund family as a part of the KoreaWEST Fellowship. She assists with marketing research and strategy, producing videos for the website and educational events. She majored in Creative Advertising at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. As a student, Eunji studied all aspects of effective advertising techniques and worked in various fields…

Bank of America Launches $20 Million Lending Program for U.S. Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

Program Will Increase Access to Affordable Loans for Veteran-Owned Businesses June 8, 2018     CHARLOTTE – Bank of America today announced a $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program to connect U.S. military veteran business owners with affordable capital to help kick-start and grow their businesses. “Helping our veterans translate their skills…

Program Will Increase Access to Affordable Loans for Veteran-Owned Businesses June 8, 2018     CHARLOTTE – Bank of America today announced a $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program to connect U.S. military veteran business owners with affordable capital to help kick-start and grow their businesses. “Helping our veterans translate their skills…

CDFI Collaborative Goes Online to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

PeopleFund Partners with Rebuild Texas Fund for Ongoing Harvey Relief

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will provide 0% interest rate loans for recovering small businesses Austin, Texas – Small businesses are the heart of the Texas economy, and in the wake of last September’s devastating category 4 hurricane, many entrepreneurs are still struggling through the recovery process. According to the Federal Emergency…

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will provide 0% interest rate loans for recovering small businesses Austin, Texas – Small businesses are the heart of the Texas economy, and in the wake of last September’s devastating category 4 hurricane, many entrepreneurs are still struggling through the recovery process. According to the Federal Emergency…

13 Organizations Awarded $12.1 Million From Wells Fargo to Support Diverse Small Businesses

Funding awarded to local Community Development Financial Institutions  see original release on the Wells Fargo website here. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works…

Funding awarded to local Community Development Financial Institutions  see original release on the Wells Fargo website here. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) around the U.S. have been selected to receive $12.1 million in lending capital and grants under the Wells Fargo Works…

Celebrate Woman Entrepreneurs with PeopleSpring

By Mariana Caldas On May 31st, PeopleFund will host its annual People Spring event in Austin. This event is a wonderful networking opportunity and leadership event for aspiring female entrepreneurs. PeopleSpring allows participants to learn about financing opportunities and gain insight from female entrepreneurs in the Austin area. Those who attend will…

By Mariana Caldas On May 31st, PeopleFund will host its annual People Spring event in Austin. This event is a wonderful networking opportunity and leadership event for aspiring female entrepreneurs. PeopleSpring allows participants to learn about financing opportunities and gain insight from female entrepreneurs in the Austin area. Those who attend will…