Focus Area: Moderate Income Founders
The Washington Area Community Investment Fund’s (Wacif) mission is to promote equity and economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C. region.
There is a future where people of color experience true agency and participation in the American economy. To build that future, we are investing in exceptional founders whose businesses create new frameworks of ownership and opportunity, and generate meaningful returns.
At DreamSpring, we believe human potential is unleashed when all people have the opportunity to shape their own future. We offer small business loans and lines of credit across the US, including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Founders First provides revenue-based funding, term loans, advisory services, and accelerator programs to small businesses led by women, people of color, LGBTQ+, military veterans, diverse teams, or businesses located in low- to moderate-income areas.