Category: Announcements

PeopleFund & RBFCU Announce Partnership

Texas-based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin– On March 29, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a multi-year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the investment for loans to…

Texas-based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin– On March 29, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a multi-year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the investment for loans to…

PeopleFund City of Dallas Loan Programs Director Announces Retirement

Community Leader Departs Following a Long Career of Public Service and Economic Development Dallas – Effective April 7th, Charles McElrath, City of Dallas Loan Programs Director, announced his retirement from PeopleFund, a statewide nonprofit community lender. Prior to PeopleFund, McElrath served for more than a decade as the President and CEO of…

Community Leader Departs Following a Long Career of Public Service and Economic Development Dallas – Effective April 7th, Charles McElrath, City of Dallas Loan Programs Director, announced his retirement from PeopleFund, a statewide nonprofit community lender. Prior to PeopleFund, McElrath served for more than a decade as the President and CEO of…

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…

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…

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…

PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank Announce Women’s Business Assistance Center

New Facility Provides Technical Assistance to DFW Women Business Owners Dallas – On November 1st, PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a Women’s Business Assistance Center to serve the greater Dallas Fort Worth community. PeopleFund, a nonprofit microlender and business education provider,…

New Facility Provides Technical Assistance to DFW Women Business Owners Dallas – On November 1st, PeopleFund and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a Women’s Business Assistance Center to serve the greater Dallas Fort Worth community. PeopleFund, a nonprofit microlender and business education provider,…

PeopleFund Staff Raise Awareness About Veteran Suicide Prevention With 22-Day Challenge

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund employees pledge to take part in the 22 day push-up challenge this month to show their support for veterans and raise awareness for veteran suicides. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this week is specifically dedicated to veteran suicide prevention. Many veterans around the world battle…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund employees pledge to take part in the 22 day push-up challenge this month to show their support for veterans and raise awareness for veteran suicides. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this week is specifically dedicated to veteran suicide prevention. Many veterans around the world battle…

Press Release: SBA Supplier Connection Event at Huston-Tillotson University

Are you a supplier-oriented business looking to make new connections with some of the biggest buyers in Austin? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! This American Supplier Initiative event will allow local small businesses the opportunity to meet with corporate buyers in search of their expertise and explore supply chain…

Are you a supplier-oriented business looking to make new connections with some of the biggest buyers in Austin? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! This American Supplier Initiative event will allow local small businesses the opportunity to meet with corporate buyers in search of their expertise and explore supply chain…