Category: In the News

Woodforest National Bank And PeopleFund Introduced Woodforest Foundry To Texas Veterans Aspiring To Open A Small Business

Read the feature below or click here:  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Veterans Week, Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) recently teamed up with PeopleFund, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to introduce ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALLSM, a part of the Woodforest FoundrySM in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, Texas to support veterans aspiring to become small…

Read the feature below or click here:  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Veterans Week, Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) recently teamed up with PeopleFund, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to introduce ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALLSM, a part of the Woodforest FoundrySM in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, Texas to support veterans aspiring to become small…

PeopleFund Welcomes Gustavo Lasala as President & CEO

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brinn Pfeiffer, Accion Media and Communications Manager Direct: 720.498.3828, Main: 800.508.7624 DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas will become DreamSpring SM. Albuquerque, NM (June 17, 2019) – A name change from Accion to DreamSpring SM is in the works…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brinn Pfeiffer, Accion Media and Communications Manager Direct: 720.498.3828, Main: 800.508.7624 DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas will become DreamSpring SM. Albuquerque, NM (June 17, 2019) – A name change from Accion to DreamSpring SM is in the works…

PeopleFund & Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest Announce Merger

Merger will consolidate SBA 504 Lending under PeopleFund Austin, Texas – Both the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas have approved the merger of PeopleFund and Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest (CDCSW). Under the terms of the merger PeopleFund will be the successor organization, effective June 1, 2019….

Merger will consolidate SBA 504 Lending under PeopleFund Austin, Texas – Both the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas have approved the merger of PeopleFund and Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest (CDCSW). Under the terms of the merger PeopleFund will be the successor organization, effective June 1, 2019….

PeopleFund President & CEO Announces Resignation

Gary Lindner planned departure August 2019 In January, Gary Lindner submitted a letter of resignation to Board Chair, Yolanda Davila, with an intended departure date of August 2, 2019, which coincides with his nine year anniversary at the helm of PeopleFund. In 2010, Gary Lindner was recruited to be PeopleFund President &…

Gary Lindner planned departure August 2019 In January, Gary Lindner submitted a letter of resignation to Board Chair, Yolanda Davila, with an intended departure date of August 2, 2019, which coincides with his nine year anniversary at the helm of PeopleFund. In 2010, Gary Lindner was recruited to be PeopleFund President &…

PeopleFund Featured on KVUE to Discuss Veteran Entrepreneurship

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

Collateral Damage: The Impact of the Government Shutdown on Small Businesses

By Meghan C. Rauker The ongoing partial government shutdown has now entered its 27th day, the longest lasting government shutdown in United States history. An estimated 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the lapse in funding—either by having to work without pay while it lasts or by being furloughed. JP Morgan…

By Meghan C. Rauker The ongoing partial government shutdown has now entered its 27th day, the longest lasting government shutdown in United States history. An estimated 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the lapse in funding—either by having to work without pay while it lasts or by being furloughed. JP Morgan…

Eight Months Journey at PeopleFund

By Yoona Kim Finishing off the 8 months at PeopleFund, my whole internship would be summed up as “the time I’ve learned about the small business of the United States”. When I first decided to work at the PeopleFund, I only had a vague idea about what I was going to do…

By Yoona Kim Finishing off the 8 months at PeopleFund, my whole internship would be summed up as “the time I’ve learned about the small business of the United States”. When I first decided to work at the PeopleFund, I only had a vague idea about what I was going to do…

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,…

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…