Small Business Growth

Small Business Growth

We strengthen communities and help create local jobs by investing in underserved small business owners. We fund nonprofits that are focused on providing capital, technical assistance and networks of support for entrepreneurs.

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Helping Restaurants Stay in Business While Feeding Those in Need
Mayra Velazquez had just opened a second branch of her Mexican street food-inspired restaurant Xingones in Oakland, California, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March. Within weeks, the business she had spent the last four years growing from a farmer’s market pop-up into multiple eateries had vanished — along with 80% of her revenue. “Every day was a struggle,” Velazquez said. “We...
Apr 8, 2021 9:40 AM ET
'I Was Able to Focus on the Big Picture Again'
It's not until she says it out loud that Roxanne Best truly realizes all of the different jobs she does. “I always think, ‘Wow, how do I do all of that?” Best said. Years ago, she was a scuba diving instructor and filmed students’ underwater trips, developing a knack for photography and videography. She then worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s casino and started...
Mar 22, 2021 9:10 AM ET
Providing 'a Ramp Back to Success' for Small Businesses
At the age of 34, Brian Menges had achieved his life dream of owning a restaurant, 2nd Street Bistro, in Livingston, Montana. Business was good over the years for Menges, who now owns the restaurant group Slainte Mhath Inc., which also includes The Murray Bar, Gil’s Goods, and a commercial kitchen. The restaurant group was making about $15,000 to $20,000 a day in revenue and had 60...
Mar 15, 2021 9:05 AM ET
$5M Award to Chicanos Por La Causa From Wells Fargo's Open for Business Fund Program
PHOENIX, February 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – It is with great enthusiasm that Chicanos Por La Causa announces a $5 million award from Wells Fargo to help enhance relief programs in Arizona, California and Nevada for small businesses that continue experiencing hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Prestamos CDFI...
Feb 26, 2021 9:10 AM ET
Raza Development Fund Awarded Wells Fargo Open for Business Grant to Provide Relief for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
PHOENIX, February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Raza Development Fund (RDF), the nation’s largest Latino Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the Wells Fargo...
Feb 24, 2021 3:35 PM ET

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