Equity Loan Funds for Scale-Up Firms (1.2)
This initiative includes CDFI equity loan funds tailored to the needs of BIPOC- and women-owned scale-up firms whose needs exceed typical small business financial resources but are not interested in or ready for venture capital.
SCORECARD FOR SHARED PROSPERITY: MEASURING CHANGE TO DRIVE COLLECTIVE ACTION
Civic Commons measures Greater Seattle’s shared prosperity by tracking the total well-being of its residents. Collectively these measurements are meant to help guide local decisions and drive greater equity. Learn More>
Please share your organization’s programs and activities in support of this initiative. The more we elevate best practices in the region, the more we can align resources to optimize impact.
Featured Programs & Activities
Comcast RISE Investment Fund
In June 2020, Comcast NBCUniversal announced the development of a comprehensive, multi-year plan to allocate $75 million in cash and $25 million in media over the next three years to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability. The next round of the Comcast RISE Investment Fund has been announced, which includes
Craft3 Lending Generates 300 Living-wage Jobs
Craft3 is a Seattle-based Community Development Financial Institution. Its last five-year strategic plan (2018-2022) calls for investments of $200 – $300 million in small businesses in Washington and Oregon, with an emphasis on businesses owned by people of color, women, immigrants, and veterans. Craft 3 reserves the bulk of its capital for loans in the
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Ramping Up its Investment Activity in the Puget Sound Region
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the country’s largest community development organizations, is ramping up its investment activity in the Puget Sound region, opening a full-service program office here with a top economic development official at its helm. Brian Surratt, who previously served as director of the city of Seattle’s Office of Economic