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PeopleFund Receives SBA Prime Grant for Technical Assistance Programs

SBA Awards $5 Million in PRIME Grants SBA funds PeopleFund with $75,000 to Finance Training & Technical Assistance to Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON – Thirty-seven community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program…

SBA Awards $5 Million in PRIME Grants SBA funds PeopleFund with $75,000 to Finance Training & Technical Assistance to Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs WASHINGTON – Thirty-seven community-based organizations across the United States that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program…

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PeopleFund’s Jadeline Cao Selected for 2016 Leadership Austin Emerge Program

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund staff member Jadeline Cao has been selected for Leadership Austin as part of their 2016 Emerge Program. Leadership Austin is a local nonprofit that strives to provide leadership training for those in the Austin area. The company helps those in the community to develop leadership skills, learn about…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund staff member Jadeline Cao has been selected for Leadership Austin as part of their 2016 Emerge Program. Leadership Austin is a local nonprofit that strives to provide leadership training for those in the Austin area. The company helps those in the community to develop leadership skills, learn about…

Press Release: SBA Supplier Connection Event at Huston-Tillotson University

Are you a supplier-oriented business looking to make new connections with some of the biggest buyers in Austin? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! This American Supplier Initiative event will allow local small businesses the opportunity to meet with corporate buyers in search of their expertise and explore supply chain…

Are you a supplier-oriented business looking to make new connections with some of the biggest buyers in Austin? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for! This American Supplier Initiative event will allow local small businesses the opportunity to meet with corporate buyers in search of their expertise and explore supply chain…

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PeopleFund Wins OSBA Award for Rio Grande Valley Education

Many thanks to the Office of the Governor for awarding PeopleFund a grant to expand our Spanish language resources and educational offerings in the Rio Grande Valley!   Official press release below:  

Many thanks to the Office of the Governor for awarding PeopleFund a grant to expand our Spanish language resources and educational offerings in the Rio Grande Valley!   Official press release below:  

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Investing in Local Ideas and People

Austin Community Foundation announces a $200,000 investment that will provide capital to low-income or minority entrepreneurs through PeopleFund, a local nonprofit provider of small business loans. “PeopleFund is a trusted resource in our community, providing entrepreneurs access to low-cost capital that they may not otherwise be able to access,” says Mike Nellis,…

Austin Community Foundation announces a $200,000 investment that will provide capital to low-income or minority entrepreneurs through PeopleFund, a local nonprofit provider of small business loans. “PeopleFund is a trusted resource in our community, providing entrepreneurs access to low-cost capital that they may not otherwise be able to access,” says Mike Nellis,…

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PeopleFund’s Jesse Sanchez SBA Financial Services Champion of 2016

Rio Grande Valley Loan Officer Recognized for Mission-Driven Lending Achievements McAllen – On May 3rd, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Angela Burton recognized PeopleFund Loan Officer Jesse Sanchez as the 2016 Area Financial Services Champion of the Year. Through partnerships with local financial institutions and the SBA, Jesse worked…

Rio Grande Valley Loan Officer Recognized for Mission-Driven Lending Achievements McAllen – On May 3rd, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Angela Burton recognized PeopleFund Loan Officer Jesse Sanchez as the 2016 Area Financial Services Champion of the Year. Through partnerships with local financial institutions and the SBA, Jesse worked…

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PeopleFund Selected as C4T Recipient through Texas Department of Agriculture

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2016 CAPITAL FOR TEXAS LOAN PROGRAM LAUNCHES, AIMS TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN TEXAS Lenders announced as part of today’s small business forum AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today announced a partnership between three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) — PeopleFund, LiftFund, and…

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2016 CAPITAL FOR TEXAS LOAN PROGRAM LAUNCHES, AIMS TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN TEXAS Lenders announced as part of today’s small business forum AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today announced a partnership between three Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) — PeopleFund, LiftFund, and…

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PeopleFund & Generations Federal Credit Union Announce Partnership

San Antonio based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin – On March 4th, Generations Federal Credit Union (GFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a five year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the…

San Antonio based credit union provides innovative investment in economic development nonprofit Austin – On March 4th, Generations Federal Credit Union (GFCU) announced a financial investment in PeopleFund, a nonprofit community development financial institution. The investment is a five year term loan with a low fixed interest rate. PeopleFund will use the…

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PeopleFund & Easter Seals of Central Texas Announce Partnership

PeopleFund & Easter Seals of Central Texas Announce Partnership Two local Nonprofits Combine Efforts to Create Opportunity for Disabled Entrepreneurs Austin – On March 2nd, Easter Seals Central Texas and PeopleFund announced a partnership to provide business education and access to capital for entrepreneurs or small business owners with disabilities. Together, the…

PeopleFund & Easter Seals of Central Texas Announce Partnership Two local Nonprofits Combine Efforts to Create Opportunity for Disabled Entrepreneurs Austin – On March 2nd, Easter Seals Central Texas and PeopleFund announced a partnership to provide business education and access to capital for entrepreneurs or small business owners with disabilities. Together, the…

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Austin Community Foundation Education Endowment Fund Supports PeopleFund

PeopleFund is proud to announce that we were recently awarded a grant of $7,000 by the Austin Community Foundation. Funds will be used in support of our ongoing efforts to elevate women entrepreneurs throughout Central Texas, including our mentorship, technical assistance, financial literacy, business education, networking, and access to capital programs. “We…

PeopleFund is proud to announce that we were recently awarded a grant of $7,000 by the Austin Community Foundation. Funds will be used in support of our ongoing efforts to elevate women entrepreneurs throughout Central Texas, including our mentorship, technical assistance, financial literacy, business education, networking, and access to capital programs. “We…