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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…

Bank of America CEO: One big way to help veterans is help them get capital to start a business

As featured on CNBC: There are more than 2.5 million U.S. businesses that are majority-owned by veterans. Still, veterans can struggle to find capital to get their businesses off the ground. A study found that access to capital was a commonly cited challenge among veterans trying to start a business. By Brian…

As featured on CNBC: There are more than 2.5 million U.S. businesses that are majority-owned by veterans. Still, veterans can struggle to find capital to get their businesses off the ground. A study found that access to capital was a commonly cited challenge among veterans trying to start a business. By Brian…

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…

PeopleFund Celebrates Grand Opening in Laredo

PeopleFund Celebrates Grand Opening in Laredo Nonprofit Small Business Lender opens doors to provide capital and education to South Texas entrepreneurs Laredo, Texas – On February 27th, PeopleFund held a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony to mark their 8th location within the Mile One Incubator. In attendance were strategic partners,…

PeopleFund Celebrates Grand Opening in Laredo Nonprofit Small Business Lender opens doors to provide capital and education to South Texas entrepreneurs Laredo, Texas – On February 27th, PeopleFund held a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony to mark their 8th location within the Mile One Incubator. In attendance were strategic partners,…

Gary Lindner appointed to NANOE’s 2018 Board of Governors

Gary Lindner appointed to NANOE’s 2018 Board of Governors Washington D.C. – 10/06/2017 –The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Lindner to NANOE’s prestigious 2018 Board of Governors. Lindner has been called upon to refine, improve, and strengthen New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition) a new set of…

Gary Lindner appointed to NANOE’s 2018 Board of Governors Washington D.C. – 10/06/2017 –The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Lindner to NANOE’s prestigious 2018 Board of Governors. Lindner has been called upon to refine, improve, and strengthen New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition) a new set of…

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JPMorgan Chase Invests $1.5 Million to assist Houston-area small businesses hurt by Hurricane Harvey

  JPMorgan Chase Invests $1.5 Million to assist Houston-area small businesses hurt by Hurricane Harvey Investment brings total storm relief from the firm and its employees to $5.5 million October 5, 2017 (Houston, TX) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. is extending a significant investment to Houston-area small businesses impacted by Hurricane Harvey….

  JPMorgan Chase Invests $1.5 Million to assist Houston-area small businesses hurt by Hurricane Harvey Investment brings total storm relief from the firm and its employees to $5.5 million October 5, 2017 (Houston, TX) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. is extending a significant investment to Houston-area small businesses impacted by Hurricane Harvey….

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…

PeopleFund Supports Local Food Pantry

By Noelle Darilek This holiday season, the PeopleFund staff has helped donate to the Bastrop Food Pantry. The donation drive was organized by PeopleFund’s Lending Support Officer Preston Anderson, who encouraged the staff at PeopleFund to donate food. Overall 84 pounds of food, which will serve a total of 67 meals, was…

By Noelle Darilek This holiday season, the PeopleFund staff has helped donate to the Bastrop Food Pantry. The donation drive was organized by PeopleFund’s Lending Support Officer Preston Anderson, who encouraged the staff at PeopleFund to donate food. Overall 84 pounds of food, which will serve a total of 67 meals, was…

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,…

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