Category: Accomplishments & Awards

ORIX Corporation USA and Good Returns Promote Economic Empowerment

Today, Good Returns in partnership with ORIX USA announced that three Texas-based impact organizations received funding to scale their work in helping underserved communities. The funding is expected to develop employment opportunities for members of the community each organization serves. Through this, Peoplefund was able to receive funding for Veteran Entrepreneurs which…

Today, Good Returns in partnership with ORIX USA announced that three Texas-based impact organizations received funding to scale their work in helping underserved communities. The funding is expected to develop employment opportunities for members of the community each organization serves. Through this, Peoplefund was able to receive funding for Veteran Entrepreneurs which…

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…

Austin Community Foundation Awards $781,000 in Grants for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

As featured on Austin Community Foundation AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin Community Foundation announced $781,000 in grants to six nonprofits for projects addressing the long-term recovery efforts of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas Gulf Coast and surrounding areas in August 2017. The grants were distributed through the Central Texas Long-Term…

As featured on Austin Community Foundation AUSTIN, TEXAS – Austin Community Foundation announced $781,000 in grants to six nonprofits for projects addressing the long-term recovery efforts of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas Gulf Coast and surrounding areas in August 2017. The grants were distributed through the Central Texas Long-Term…

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…

PeopleFund Loan Officer Chosen for National Fellowship Program

HOUSTON , TEXAS. April 2, 2018— NALCAB—National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders announced today that Nini Gutierrez has been named a 2018 NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development fellow. Nini currently serves as Senior Loan Officer for the greater Houston region. JPMorgan Chase Foundation is this year’s title sponsor for the NALCAB Colegio…

HOUSTON , TEXAS. April 2, 2018— NALCAB—National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders announced today that Nini Gutierrez has been named a 2018 NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development fellow. Nini currently serves as Senior Loan Officer for the greater Houston region. JPMorgan Chase Foundation is this year’s title sponsor for the NALCAB Colegio…

PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation

For Immediate Release                                                            February 13, 2018 Contact: Amber Kani | Director of Advancement & Education Phone: 512-222-1006 | [email protected] PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On February 13th, PeopleFund…

For Immediate Release                                                            February 13, 2018 Contact: Amber Kani | Director of Advancement & Education Phone: 512-222-1006 | [email protected]nd.org PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On February 13th, PeopleFund…

JPMorgan Chase Announces $4.2 Million Investment to Support Veteran Small Business Owners

Part of $75 million commitment to support women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses Veteran-owned businesses report a more confident outlook than non-veteran peers, according to new study WASHINGTON November 7, 2017 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced $4.2 million in investments to support veteran-owned small businesses. The multi-million dollar commitment benefits Community…

Part of $75 million commitment to support women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses Veteran-owned businesses report a more confident outlook than non-veteran peers, according to new study WASHINGTON November 7, 2017 – JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced $4.2 million in investments to support veteran-owned small businesses. The multi-million dollar commitment benefits Community…

Happy Birthday to our Women’s Business Assistance Center!

By Allie Quill We can’t believe that it’s been a year since the opening of our Women’s Business Assistance Center opened in Dallas! It has been a year of immense growth and change, but ultimately it has been a year focused on driving women-owned businesses to thrive in their communities. Over the past…

By Allie Quill We can’t believe that it’s been a year since the opening of our Women’s Business Assistance Center opened in Dallas! It has been a year of immense growth and change, but ultimately it has been a year focused on driving women-owned businesses to thrive in their communities. Over the past…

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PeopleFund Receives an AARP Foundation Grant

PeopleFund is among 32 community-based organizations selected to receive funds to help older adults build the skills to work for themselves Austin – AARP Foundation has awarded a grant to PeopleFund to conduct Work for [email protected]+℠ workshops in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older…

PeopleFund is among 32 community-based organizations selected to receive funds to help older adults build the skills to work for themselves Austin – AARP Foundation has awarded a grant to PeopleFund to conduct Work for [email protected]+℠ workshops in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older…

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IBM: Superheroes for Small Business

PeopleFund is a nonprofit community lender that provides affordable small business loans and free educational programs for underserved Texans. With a focus on women, minorities, veterans, and low income people, PeopleFund helps small businesses create jobs and build ladders out of poverty and toward prosperity. IBM has been an invaluable partner of…

PeopleFund is a nonprofit community lender that provides affordable small business loans and free educational programs for underserved Texans. With a focus on women, minorities, veterans, and low income people, PeopleFund helps small businesses create jobs and build ladders out of poverty and toward prosperity. IBM has been an invaluable partner of…

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