Max Capital: $50,000

January 25, 2022

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.

Let’s Start Up

Janine Sickmeyer is the founder of a legal tech SaaS product. Now she angel invests in startups with founders she believes had a similar experience to her—people who are overlooked and underfunded, who might be in an unsexy market but know the market well, and build products to make someone’s life easier.

September 15, 2021

Southeast Asian Community Center

As a nonprofit service provider funded by the City of San Francisco and the US Small Business Administration, we work with entrepreneurs and business owners at the beginning and early stages of their businesses, and as they grow but are not yet ready for commercial lenders.

Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team

At WESST, we understand the unique challenges and needs of female entrepreneurs. Our Women’s Business Center programs are designed to be flexible

Iowa Foundation for Microenterprise & Community Vitality

IowaMicroLoan is a program created to help Iowans realize their goal of achieving business success when there is a solid idea, team, and commitment to make it work. IowaMicroLoan was created for those microbusinesses that are considered on the fringe of risk-bearing capacity for most traditional financial institutions.

Mercy Corps Northwest

Mercy Corps Northwest is committed to assisting low-income citizens of Oregon and Washington to create more productive, secure and satisfying lives for themselves, their families and their communities. We support them in increasing their economic self-sufficiency and community integration by providing resources and support in their efforts to improve their lives.

Center for Enterprise Opportunity (formerly Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches)

The Center for Enterprise Opportunity’s (CEO) mission is to serve as a sustainable business development and finance institution for low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, small and emerging businesses and community development projects by working to fill the overall need for capital through financing, advisory and advocacy services.

Community Enterprise Investments

Our lending programs are designed to be accessible to startups and business owners who are unable to access traditional financing. Whether you’re starting a business, need working capital, seek to purchase equipment, or desire to expand your business by purchasing commercial real estate, CEII has a financing program that just may be a perfect fit.

ECDC Enterprise Development Group

EDG promotes opportunities for self-sufficiency and development to low- to moderate-income people through sustainable economic and community development initiatives.

Center for Empowerment and Economic Development Lending

CEED Lending is an initiative of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (WBC). We are providing business expansion financing and small business loans to startup and existing enterprises owned by women or men in the following nine southeast Michigan counties: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

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