Focus Area: Underserved Founders

July 19, 2022

Accion Venture Lab

Accion Venture Lab provides capital and extensive support to innovative, scalable fintech startups that improve the reach, quality, and affordability of financial services for the underserved.

March 21, 2022

AltCap

AltCap exists to increase the flow of capital to communities and businesses not adequately served by mainstream financial institutions. Whether it is through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, small business and microloans, or other alternative capital, AltCap is committed to delivering accessible financing to support job-creating small business investments and catalytic, community-focused real estate development projects.

Texas Mezzanine Fund, Inc.

TMF focuses on emerging businesses that have sound management, the potential for growth, a clear strategy for being profitable, and that demonstrate an ability to repay the loan.

Meta Fund Corporation

MetaFund provides flexible financing to community development projects that create quality jobs, health and educational services, or other direct benefits to disadvantaged communities.

BAC Funding Corporation

BAC Funding Corporation and Affiliates provides economic stimulus to African-American owned businesses with a creative approach to financial solutions.

January 25, 2022

The Alliance Entrepreneur Program

The Alliance is a leading nonprofit organization for welcoming and empowering those who face financial, educational, health, language or cultural barriers to realizing their dreams.

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives seeks to revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs by developing high-impact projects, providing financial resources to entrepreneurs and sustaining long-term community partnerships.

Precursor Ventures

Precursor Ventures is a classic seed-stage venture capital firm investing in long-term relationships with founders we believe in.

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

We typically fund social enterprises that directly serve or impact children or youth from urban low-income communities in the areas of education, health, and family economic stability (including livelihoods and financial inclusion).

September 15, 2021

Business Impact NW (formerly Seattle Economic Development Fund)

Business Impact NW works with you to provide funding for your small business – from startup to growth capital, our services are designed with you in mind. We work hard to fund small business owners, especially women, veterans, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and disabled entrepreneurs. And as a compassionate lender, we can be more flexible than traditional lenders. We offer loans ranging from $5,000 to $350,000.

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