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Love is Love Cooperative Farm Scales Up Local, Organic Production, Expanding to 70 Acres in Mansfield Ga.

September 7, 2021   As the demand for locally grown food increases, one local organic farm is stepping up to provide the supply. Love is Love Farm, a 13-year-old organic farm serving the metro Atlanta area, has converted to a worker-owned cooperative and is scaling up operations to grow produce for institutional buyers such as […]

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 […]

Plateful.ly: Pay-What-You-Can Meal Kit Delivery Service Eyes Atlanta-Area Expansion

By: Franzene Minott   Home-delivered meal kit services are exploding, and it’s no wonder. The now $10 Billion global industry combines the advantages of “fast food” and “slow food” by delivering easy-to-make, healthy and delicious meals to customers’ doorsteps. For low-income families short on time to prepare dinner and a long way from fresh, healthy […]

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 […]

Healthcare Georgia Foundation Announces Carver State Bank as Recipient of Strategic Health Impact Investment Funding

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is pleased to announce Carver State Bank as a recipient of the Foundation’s recent Strategic Health Impact Investment funding in the amount of $100,000. Since 2019, the Foundation has worked to identify organizations that are addressing the social determinants of health in a wide variety of ways, and has actively pursued Program […]

Healthcare Georgia Foundation Combats Health Inequities through Affordable Housing Financing

The Foundation is working with the ANDP Loan Fund to address health and housing disparities across Georgia  Healthcare Georgia Foundation has made a $250,000 program-related investment in the ANDP Loan Fund to expand access to quality, healthy affordable housing — benefiting persons of color, low-income households, seniors, and other vulnerable groups across metropolitan Atlanta and […]