1)Create a uniform mortgage platform for the affiliate universe to originate conforming mortgages
2)Provide the affiliate universe with consistent access to capital and liquidity sources
ACE is the largest small business-focused community development financial institution (CDFI) in Georgia. In 2000, ACE started as a micro-lender with a pool of $50K, making small business loans to 4 counties in rural North Georgia. Nearly 19-years later, we’ve helped more than 950 businesses in 68 Georgia counties with $69M in fairly priced capital by giving people a chance when others wouldn’t.
In conjunction with our core mission, ACE’s vision is to decrease the racial wealth gap, particularly for African Americans and Latinx, through collaborative efforts. Today we are implementing year two of our 5-year strategic growth plan to double our social impact helping more nascent and existing business owners that need us most in rural and urban areas of Georgia. Organizationally, ACE’s strategic plan is designed to scale our self-sufficiency and core sustainability. The goal of this plan is scaling our lending program to $52M by 2022, which will effectively support almost 700 new clients and contribute to creating/retaining 10,000 jobs in the state of Georgia.
Kristi Porter believes in using her skills, talents, and influence to do good wherever she can. As a self-described #wordnerd, she is often assisting nonprofits and social enterprises in their marketing and communications efforts, primarily through copywriting and marketing strategy consulting.
Kristi also teaches solopreneurs and small businesses how to incorporate easy philanthropy and giving strategies so they can actively participate in the issues they care about.
Essentially, she makes cause-focused organizations look and sound more professional so they can build a larger audience, increase sales or donations, and do more good.
FoodFinder is a website, mobile app, and nonprofit organization that helps food insecure families find their nearest food pantries and food assistance programs. Our platform shows the user’s nearest free food providers, and for each food provider we list information such as contact information, street address, hours of operation, and more. With 45,000 food providers across all 50 states listed on FoodFinder, we’re 80% of the way towards being the first-ever national database of every food pantry in America.
Physical and verbal assaults against women and children are globally endemic across all regions and socio-economic strata. Historically, this is a very complex problem and has been addressed on multiple levels: legislatively, socially, and through law & order agencies. The existing solutions are still grossly inadequate. Today software and integrated smart digital technologies enable personal empowerment of women and children that can make them even safer.
lmSafeNow is an integrated hardware/software platform providing a complete safety solution for women and children using AI and IoT. The lmSafeNow platform assembles a socially networked “Community of Helpers” ready to assist when called upon.
- Small wearable device wirelessly connects to a smartphone
- Phone-based software App communicates for help
- Software Platform enables “Network of Helpers”
SIRUM takes unused, surplus drugs and seamlessly deliver them to people who need them most. Our technology is built to connect the 1 in 4 adults who can’t afford their medicine with the $5B of surplus that goes to waste every year.