Category: In the News

PeopleFund Receives Meadows Foundation Support

 Nonprofit partners with Meadows Foundation to support Veteran Business Owners  Dallas, Texas – PeopleFund, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced the receipt of $66,500 grant from the Dallas-based Meadows Foundation for direct support of Texas veterans who chose self-employment to support themselves and their families. PeopleFund’s mission is to provide…

 Nonprofit partners with Meadows Foundation to support Veteran Business Owners  Dallas, Texas – PeopleFund, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced the receipt of $66,500 grant from the Dallas-based Meadows Foundation for direct support of Texas veterans who chose self-employment to support themselves and their families. PeopleFund’s mission is to provide…

TxCDC Awards Grant to PeopleFund

Grant supports technology enhancements for PeopleFund client training and education Austin, Texas – Texas Certified Development Company (TxCDC), a proven leader in Small Business Administration 504 lending and New Markets Tax Credits allocations, awarded a grant to PeopleFund to create the TxCDC Technology Lab, a designated space designed to assist individuals who are interested…

Grant supports technology enhancements for PeopleFund client training and education Austin, Texas – Texas Certified Development Company (TxCDC), a proven leader in Small Business Administration 504 lending and New Markets Tax Credits allocations, awarded a grant to PeopleFund to create the TxCDC Technology Lab, a designated space designed to assist individuals who are interested…

PeopleFund Announces Strategic Partnership with CCAACC

Local Chamber and Nonprofit to Provide Educational Opportunities Austin, Texas – PeopleFund and the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) announced this week that the two organizations are partnering to offer educational workshops and technical assistance to the chamber’s membership. “CCAACC understands that in order for our members to grow,…

Local Chamber and Nonprofit to Provide Educational Opportunities Austin, Texas – PeopleFund and the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) announced this week that the two organizations are partnering to offer educational workshops and technical assistance to the chamber’s membership. “CCAACC understands that in order for our members to grow,…

PeopleFund Announces final PeopleTalk date for 2012

This December, PeopleFund welcomes Roy Spence and Judy Trabulsi of GSD&M and The Purpose Institute to discuss how they formed their own business and the impact of the new presidential administration on small businesses in our community. The Details When: Thursday, December 6th Where: Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar When: 11:30am Cost: $15 before…

This December, PeopleFund welcomes Roy Spence and Judy Trabulsi of GSD&M and The Purpose Institute to discuss how they formed their own business and the impact of the new presidential administration on small businesses in our community. The Details When: Thursday, December 6th Where: Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar When: 11:30am Cost: $15 before…

Client of the Month – Phoenix Arising

Article by: Miku Sakamoto This month we’d like to highlight Phoenix Arising, an Austin nonprofit that’s shaking up traditional education through aviation-oriented programs. Founder and Executive Director, Zay Collier, came to believe that knowledge is not something a learner passively absorbs, but something a learner actively creates. Learning was not a spectator…

Article by: Miku Sakamoto This month we’d like to highlight Phoenix Arising, an Austin nonprofit that’s shaking up traditional education through aviation-oriented programs. Founder and Executive Director, Zay Collier, came to believe that knowledge is not something a learner passively absorbs, but something a learner actively creates. Learning was not a spectator…

Bennu Coffee offers BIG prizes for a little charity

Please join PeopleFund in supporting client Bennu Coffee as they host a food drive benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. The Details Food collected will be donated to Capital Area Food Bank. Food Drive will run from 10/26/12 – 11/9/12, with donors eligible for raffle prizes outlined below. The raffle winners will…

Please join PeopleFund in supporting client Bennu Coffee as they host a food drive benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank. The Details Food collected will be donated to Capital Area Food Bank. Food Drive will run from 10/26/12 – 11/9/12, with donors eligible for raffle prizes outlined below. The raffle winners will…

PeopleFund Announces Top Seed Business Model Video Competition

PeopleFund Announces Business Plan Competition Nonprofit to Award Three Grants to Outstanding Business Models The community development financial institution and nonprofit charity PeopleFund announced Monday it will host its second annual “Top Seed” business model competition. This year, the organization has opted to receive video submissions in order to highlight creative entrepreneurs…

PeopleFund Announces Business Plan Competition Nonprofit to Award Three Grants to Outstanding Business Models The community development financial institution and nonprofit charity PeopleFund announced Monday it will host its second annual “Top Seed” business model competition. This year, the organization has opted to receive video submissions in order to highlight creative entrepreneurs…

PeopleFund Receives Outstanding Lender Award at Deal Day

Dallas, Texas – The North Texas Small Business Development Center awarded PeopleFund the title of “Outstanding Lender” 2012 for the organization’s work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth MSA in front of a crowd at Deal Day, a lending event put on by the Dallas…

Dallas, Texas – The North Texas Small Business Development Center awarded PeopleFund the title of “Outstanding Lender” 2012 for the organization’s work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth MSA in front of a crowd at Deal Day, a lending event put on by the Dallas…

New study highlights immigrant small business owners

We here at PeopleFund are all about fostering entrepreneurship in every community all across the state. More small businesses and entrepreneurs in more communities across the state means more connected and resilient local economies. You can trust us, or read this, this or this. Recently, we came across a study from the…

We here at PeopleFund are all about fostering entrepreneurship in every community all across the state. More small businesses and entrepreneurs in more communities across the state means more connected and resilient local economies. You can trust us, or read this, this or this. Recently, we came across a study from the…

PeopleFund client Workers Defense Project gets major victory at City Hall

Our client, Workers Defense Project, deserves a major pat on the back for a recent victory for low-income workers in Austin. They were able to negotiate an 11th-hour agreement with a prominent developer on a new development on the site of the old Green Water Treatment Plant. A little background: The city…

Our client, Workers Defense Project, deserves a major pat on the back for a recent victory for low-income workers in Austin. They were able to negotiate an 11th-hour agreement with a prominent developer on a new development on the site of the old Green Water Treatment Plant. A little background: The city…