CDFIs: Persistent Poverty Counties

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) support local economies by investing in under-invested areas.  Main Street Launch is proud to be a CDFI serving low-to-moderate income communities in Oakland and San Francisco.   The CDFI Fund identifies counties across the country that experience “persistent poverty” (defined as any county that has had 20% or more of…

Impacts of CDFIs

This post is part of our series about Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).  Check out our other posts What are CDFIs? and Finding your local CDFI. Community Development Financial Institutions do work that support a variety of important impacts in our communities.  Some CDFIs focus on investing in affordable housing, others on investing in community…

Finding your local CDFI

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about how to locate your local CDFIs.   In our previous post: What are CDFIs?, we talked about what CDFIs do to help strengthen communities’ economy. In this pody, we are going to discuss the importance of CDFIs to our communities and…

Resource for your business: Alameda County SBDC

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about Alameda County SBDC.   Norcal SBDC The Northern California Small Business Development Centers (Norcal SBDC) is a nonprofit network made up of 12 centers that are dedicated to helping small businesses in every aspect, providing entrepreneurs with one-on-one advising and low cost training.  …