Category: In the News

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…

  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…

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…

National Veteran Lending Collaborative

We were recently featured in a blog post by Common Impact discussing our new and exciting project with JPMorgan Chase. Through a collaborative effort with JPMorgan Chase employees, we were able to discuss economic advancement opportunities for veterans. This led to a coordination for improvements in veteran lending through CDFI’s across the…

We were recently featured in a blog post by Common Impact discussing our new and exciting project with JPMorgan Chase. Through a collaborative effort with JPMorgan Chase employees, we were able to discuss economic advancement opportunities for veterans. This led to a coordination for improvements in veteran lending through CDFI’s across the…

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,…