Governor Cuomo Proposes $25 Million in New Funding for CDFIs Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday a proposal to provide $25 million in new seed funding over five years for New York’s CDFI Fund through the creation of the Excelsior Banking Network. The proposal, announced in conjunction with his 2020 State of the State…(Read More)

The original article was written by Oscar Perry Abello and can be found here at Next City One evening last September, at Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union’s main branch in Bed-Stuy, the credit union staff hosted a town hall to walk members through the credit union’s balance sheet — deposits, loans, other investments…(Read More)

On November 19th, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 284 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) $188.7 million in Financial Assistance (FA) awards today. The awards, through the fiscal year (FY) 2019 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the…(Read More)

Flowers and Flores

Jose Andrade & Family From Colombia to Queens, New York! Jose owned and operated a dairy factory, while his wife Elizabeth worked in commercial banking for over ten years in Colombia. Due to political instability, the couple and their two sons were forced to leave their homeland. Jose now the owner of a family operated…(Read More)

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)

Flowers and Flores

May 31, 2019 From Colombia to Queens, New York!

Jose Andrade & Family From Colombia to Queens, New York! Jose owned and operated a dairy factory, while his wife Elizabeth worked in commercial banking for over ten years in Colombia. Due to political instability, the couple and their two…

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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…

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