Advocacy for and with CDFIs

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are mission-driven financial institutions that serve communities and individuals who have not yet had access to traditional financial services, like bank loans.  Our organizations typically are focused on serving our clients, so we rely on the work of other organizations to do larger advocacy work that will benefit our clients…

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Meet our clients: Crooked City Cider

“My great uncles inspired me to own a business,” remembers Dana. Liquor was illegal in the early 1930, and the Bushouse brothers, John and Peter created a moonshine production that was successful back at the time. Eventually they were forced to end their business, but generations later, Dana decided to follow her great uncles’ footstep,…

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Happy Independence Day!

This post was originally published on July 5, 2017.   Our offices were closed yesterday, in celebration of Independence Day, July 4.  We want to take a brief moment to reflect about the importance of this day.   July 4th has been a federal holiday since 1941, but the celebration dates back to the American…

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Meet our clients: Black Bark BBQ

Monetta White and David Lawrence are the owners of Black Bark BBQ.  Black Bark BBQ is a quick serve barbecue restaurant in San Francisco’s Fillmore District.  They offer Texas-style BBQ that emphases good quality, excellent service, affordable prices, and comfort food.  Black Bark BBQ is known for their brisket, and in fact their restaurant is…

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