Lauren Grattan spoke at Native Women Lead & The Future is Indigenous Women’s Inaugural Growth Capital Summit, where over 120 Native women entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors gathered for three days of connection.
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I was honored to join The Brookings Institution for a panel discussion on the state of Black businesses in America in partnership with the Path to 15|55 initiative. The panel amplified a new Brookings report taking a regional lens on Black business ecosystems.
Laura Kohn joins this Purpose webinar to discuss the power of shared ownership in building community wealth.
Meet the ten regional community champions ensuring the flow of Advance Strategy capital to underserved and overlooked communities.
The Advance Advisory Committee collaborates with Mission Driven Finance to flow capital more equitably to small businesses and nonprofits.
Learn about the current environment for Black-owned businesses and how to reimagine systems in order to create opportunities for capital and community connections.
Three family child care providers share their stories in a video produced by Mission Driven Finance in partnership with the National Children’s Facilities Network.
“Laura’s mission is to design and scale solutions that drive economic development and dismantle racist and inequitable systems. She is committed to ensuring that communities of color are not only beneficiaries but also driving solutions.”
Lauren Grattan was named Immigration Advocate at Business for Good San Diego’s 2021 Awards for her efforts to advance an inclusive economy.
The successful exit of the pre-development loan means construction has started! The first phase is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
Through their portfolios, WES Mariam Assefa Fund, Impact America Fund, and Mission Driven Finance demonstrate how funders and investors can provide mission-driven organizations with flexible funding to innovate and scale up solutions that build more inclusive economies where everyone can contribute and thrive.
Earlier this year we shared some exciting and bittersweet team changes. Now that we are heading into the final quarter of the year, we want to share more about how our team is growing.
“Impact is a team sport and we all have a role to play, for-profit businesses included,” says Chief Community Officer Lauren Grattan. “B Corps embrace the idea that doing good is good business.”
This conversation took place between Elias Crim of Ownership Matters—a biweekly newsletter for the founders and funders of the emerging solidarity economy—and Mission Driven Finance’s co-founder and CEO, David Lynn, and Lauren Grattan, co-founder and Chief Community Officer.
This year, we opened the fellowship application to candidates nationwide. We received applications from 13 states, Washington, DC, and even one from another country!
Fifty by Fifty Employee Ownership News: Employee Ownership Catalyst Fund Preserves Local Businesses and Jobs
Project Equity and Mission Driven Finance announced on Labor Day the launch of the Employee Ownership Catalyst Fund, an evergreen debt fund that will offer flexible financing to businesses preparing for—or executing—an employee ownership transition. The fund targets businesses across the U.S. with 25 to 100-plus employees, particularly those employing frontline, low-wage workers and workers of color.
September 2, 2021 [Oakland, CA] —This Labor Day, small businesses have a new resource that could help them rebuild from the pandemic and secure their legacies while providing long-term careers for their employees. Project Equity, a national leader in the movement to...
How can investors and local business and nonprofit leaders address housing — and in particular attainable homeownership — through public-private partnerships? Our Chief Investment Officer Louie Nguyen looks at various approaches.
Mission Driven Finance is a founding partner of Elevate/Elevar Capital and will continue to support with fund administration.