We believe in for-profit companies making a demonstrable impact on their community.
We encourage applications from businesses that are financially healthy and want to grow to do even more good in their community.
We believe that we are all stewards of the environment.
We encourage applications from businesses that demonstrate this by purchasing locally.
We believe that entrepreneurship is critical for driving growth in any community.
We encourage applications from underrepresented entrepreneurs including women, minorities, immigrants, and LGBTQ community members.
We believe that everyone has the right to work.
We encourage applications from businesses that hire refugees, immigrants, and other disadvantaged groups.
We provide funding for existing businesses and new business that is less than four weeks from opening.