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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…

Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops Selected For Tory Burch’s Fellows Program

Our client, Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops, has been selected to be a 2019 Tory Burch Fellow! The Tory Burch Foundation today announced the 50 early-stage women entrepreneurs selected for the fourth-annual Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. Responding to incredible demand and thousands of applications annually, the flagship program expanded this year…

Our client, Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops, has been selected to be a 2019 Tory Burch Fellow! The Tory Burch Foundation today announced the 50 early-stage women entrepreneurs selected for the fourth-annual Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. Responding to incredible demand and thousands of applications annually, the flagship program expanded this year…

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 Staff Accountant, Jackie Ramos Chosen For National Fellowship Program

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently  announced that Jackie Ramos has been named a 2019 NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development fellow. Jackie currently serves as our Staff Accountant at PeopleFund. The Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship is a nine-month leadership training program for Latino leaders from around the country….

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently  announced that Jackie Ramos has been named a 2019 NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development fellow. Jackie currently serves as our Staff Accountant at PeopleFund. The Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship is a nine-month leadership training program for Latino leaders from around the country….

PeopleFund Achieves GuideStar 2018 Gold Seal of Transparency

PeopleFund was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!   GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order…

PeopleFund was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!   GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order…

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,…

Houston Innovation Week 2017 Agenda Announced

Community Lender Partners with Houston Office of Business Opportunity for Free Entrepreneurship Training Houston – In support of National Small Business Week, May 1st through 5th, PeopleFund and the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity, along with several community partners, will host Innovation Week. The free event, to be held at…

Community Lender Partners with Houston Office of Business Opportunity for Free Entrepreneurship Training Houston – In support of National Small Business Week, May 1st through 5th, PeopleFund and the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity, along with several community partners, will host Innovation Week. The free event, to be held at…

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…

PeopleFund Receives New Markets Tax Credit Allocation

PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On November 17th, PeopleFund was awarded a $30 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout Texas….

PeopleFund Awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities Austin, Texas – On November 17th, PeopleFund was awarded a $30 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout Texas….

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…