Project partners gathered to celebrate the completion of a new,3-bedroom single family affordable homeownership opportunity and the creation of a single rental apartment in the Village of Hastings-On-Hudson.This is the most recent example of a nearly 30-year commitment on the part of Hastings to advocate for and help create…(Read More)

Wild Lea Farm

Alexa Berko and Justin Seelaus have always had a passion for agriculture, animal welfare, ecological consciousness and land re-generation. “I grew up in central New Jersey farm country and met Justin while studying conservation and wildlife management. We spent the first part of our careers working for vegetable and dairy farmers” Lexi remarked. So…(Read More)

Rewire Energy

“The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, Inc. believes in us and provided the $50,000 capital that will help us get to the next level of growth.”Lee, Alan, Warren and Milton Evans Sr. The ReWire story is a family love story of sorts. It begins in September of 2012 when the beloved…(Read More)

Antoine Jackson, a family man with many successful years in management in a number of industries, had always valued the importance of owning one’s own business. He needed an opportunity that would work with his already busy schedule. Antoine was working full time, attending school full time, and a husband and father, so he…(Read More)

Two years ago, Heather Smith came to Renaissance Economic Development Corp. (REDC) with a dream: establishing a new staffing company to help immigrant women find their footing in New York’s hospitality industry. Today her firm, Tropical Stars, Inc., based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, boasts almost $3 million in annual sales, and Smith is planning to…(Read More)

Karen’s Hope

Karen’s Hope (KHI) is a 501c3 organization established in 2014 on Long Island. The vision of Karen’s Hope is to empower individuals with disabilities to lead productive, more independent lives by providing housing, as well as educational and social programs. When individuals transition at age 21, they now have a place to turn…(Read More)

Member organizations Community Capital, Leviticus Fund, Accion East, and Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) were pleased to attend the 2018 Wells Fargo Community Summit, which was attended by the more than 150 New York area nonprofits that receive funding from Wells Fargo Community Development initiatives. Panels and workshops introduced attendees to the numerous ways…(Read More)

Jamaica Grill Jerk Center: jamaicagrill.net Brooklyn, NY With the support of a NYS CDFI, Lancelot received the capital and coaching he needed to expand his catering operations, increasing the opportunity for his 2 part time employees. “I learned early on not to give up,” observed Lancelot Brown, owner of Jamaica Grill Jerk Center. “I…(Read More)

Yonkers Brewing Co.

John Rubbo and Nick Califano Yonkers Brewing Company Thinking Outside the Six-Pack Hopped up on turning micro brewing on its head, John Rubbo, 31, and Nick Califano, 29, launched into craft beer light. After perfecting recipes with the help of a master brewer at home tasting parties and getting area restaurants to tap in…(Read More)

Washington should increase funding for Community Development Financial Institutions Carolyn B. Maloney Published: November 22, 2016 – 12:01 am This weekend we celebrate Small Business Saturday, an annual event following Black Friday, when shoppers are encouraged to support their communities by shopping local, incentivized by small businesses across the country offering special promotions.Small businesses…(Read More)

Wild Lea Farm

May 6, 2019

Alexa Berko and Justin Seelaus have always had a passion for agriculture, animal welfare, ecological consciousness and land re-generation. “I grew up in central New Jersey farm country and met Justin while studying conservation and wildlife management. We spent…

(Read More)

Rewire Energy

May 6, 2019

“The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, Inc. believes in us and provided the $50,000 capital that will help us get to the next level of growth.”Lee, Alan, Warren and Milton Evans Sr. The ReWire story is…

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Innovate and Motivate Your Way to Success

May 6, 2019

Antoine Jackson, a family man with many successful years in management in a number of industries, had always valued the importance of owning one’s own business. He needed an opportunity that would work with his already busy schedule. Antoine…

(Read More)

Karen’s Hope

May 2, 2018 Long Island, New York

Karen’s Hope (KHI) is a 501c3 organization established in 2014 on Long Island. The vision of Karen’s Hope is to empower individuals with disabilities to lead productive, more independent lives by providing housing, as well as educational and…

(Read More)

Jamaica Grill Jerk Center

January 1, 2018 Lancelot Brown

Jamaica Grill Jerk Center: jamaicagrill.net Brooklyn, NY With the support of a NYS CDFI, Lancelot received the capital and coaching he needed to expand his catering operations, increasing the opportunity for his 2 part time employees. “I learned early…

(Read More)

Yonkers Brewing Co.

January 1, 2018 John Rubbo and Nick Califano

John Rubbo and Nick Califano Yonkers Brewing Company Thinking Outside the Six-Pack Hopped up on turning micro brewing on its head, John Rubbo, 31, and Nick Califano, 29, launched into craft beer light. After perfecting recipes with the help…

(Read More)

An overlooked way for NYC’s small businesses to get a loan

December 1, 2016 Carolyn B. Maloney

Washington should increase funding for Community Development Financial Institutions Carolyn B. Maloney Published: November 22, 2016 – 12:01 am This weekend we celebrate Small Business Saturday, an annual event following Black Friday, when shoppers are encouraged to support their communities…

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