These regional community champions ensure the flow of Advance Strategy capital to underserved and overlooked communities.
Posts tagged as racial equity
Access Youth Academy — Where Are They Now?
Three years ago, a $12M project was designed to transform the lives of the youth in Southeast San Diego with Access Youth Academy.
Thank you to our 2nd fellowship cohort!
Today concludes our formal year of learning together with the second cohort of the Community Finance Fellowship at Mission Driven Finance. Join us in extending a huge thanks to them for a fruitful year together!
Seeing the impact in person
Our distributed team got together in real life in San Diego for a team retreat to connect with each other and our mission.
Mission Driven Finance supports Starbucks Community Resilience Fund mobilizing capital for racial equity
Mission Driven Finance and Next Street are partnering with Starbucks to advance racial equity and environmental resilience.
Internal promotions & new team members help us prep for rocket launch
Mission Driven Finance is growing and we are welcoming 5 new hires and 4 internal promotions. Celebrate the growth with us!
Over $5 million disbursed to San Diego nonprofits in 0% interest loans
It’s official—the San Diego County COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Loan Program (SBNLP) has successfully disbursed $5.2M to nonprofits in San Diego County impacted by COVID-19.
Equitable homeownership: Reducing the wealth gap through shared ownership models
Laura Kohn joins this Purpose webinar to discuss the power of shared ownership in building community wealth.
Meet the members of new committee supporting integrity of flagship fund
Meet the ten regional community champions ensuring the flow of Advance Strategy capital to underserved and overlooked communities.
New advisory committee ensures money flows to San Diego small businesses & nonprofits
The Advance Advisory Committee collaborates with Mission Driven Finance to flow capital more equitably to small businesses and nonprofits.
Mission Driven Finance participates in Brookings panel on the state of Black businesses
Learn about the current environment for Black-owned businesses and how to reimagine systems in order to create opportunities for capital and community connections.
[Video] Child Care Next Door: Investing in Homes as Child Care Infrastructure
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.
MDF’s Laura Olivas invited to join B Corporation BIPOC Leadership Team 2022
“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.”
What’s a B Corp and Why Become One? Mission Driven Finance Shares Insights.
“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.”
Ownership Matters highlights Mission Driven Finance
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.
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.
Opinion: Here’s how we can help middle-income families in San Diego buy homes
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.
WEPOWER launches $1.5 million fund to invest in Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in North St. Louis
Mission Driven Finance is a founding partner of Elevate/Elevar Capital and will continue to support with fund administration.