Entries by Sydney Hulebak

Woman-led, Commercial Firm SkyRise Property Group Seeks to Educate and Empower Nontraditional, Diverse-led Investors and Provide Key Amenities To Under-resourced Communities

December 4, 2021   By: LaDerrius Williams, GSIC Social Impact Fellow   Women and diverse-led companies are reshaping the small business landscape. In the United States, 17 percent of Black women are in the process of starting a new business, according to recent research from Harvard Business Review. That statistic is compared to just 15 […]

Georgia Small Business Capital Fund: Leveraging Unrestricted Grant Dollars for Greater Impact

November 8, 2021   Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a Georgia 501(c)(3) nonprofit and community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides capital, coaching, & connections to help borrowers create & grow businesses. Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that invests in new, existing and expanding businesses that […]

CDFIs are Once Again “Stepping into the Breach”

October 29, 2021   By Mandy Eidson, Senior Manager, ANDP Loan Fund   In 2014, a report by the Carsey School of Public Policy highlighted how Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, had “stepped into the breach” in the wake of the 2008 foreclosure crisis by providing financial products and services to groups that were […]

Atlanta-Based Roots Real Estate Investment Fund Empowers Residents to Build Cash Equity While They Rent

Imagine being able to invest in a diverse portfolio of residential real estate properties around Atlanta’s rapidly growing market that not only delivers a great return, but also empowers the people in the properties that you’re invested in to improve their lives, both financially and personally. Atlanta-based ROOTS Real Estate Exchange Fund is the first […]

Building Healthy Soil and a Healthy Business

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name(s): Steven & Hannah Simms Venture Name: The Rural Urban Connection (TRUC) Impact Focus Area(s): Local Food, Regenerative Agriculture, Rural Economic Development Business Stage: Startup in July 2020 Business Type: For-Profit, Holistic Management Headquarters: Dunwoody, Georgia   The Issue Worldwide, soils have been degraded by poor farming practices causing heavy reliance on […]

Healthcare Georgia Foundation Announces Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE) as Recipient of Strategic Health Impact Investment Funding

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is pleased to announce that Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE) has been awarded $250,000 in Strategic Health Impact Investment funding. The Foundation is thrilled to establish this partnership with ACE, and applauds their attitude of service for small businesses and their surrounding communities.  Martina Edwards, ACE’s Chief of Strategic Partnerships […]