Why Are Black-Owned Businesses Struggling to Rebuild?
The racial inequality wealth gap and chronic under-funding left Black businesses unprepared for COVID-19. Coronavirus closures and social distancing had an enormous impact on local businesses that relied on face-to-face interactions—traditional mainstays for Black entrepreneurs.
Celebrating Juneteenth by Investing in Black Businesses and Communities
Since 1866, Juneteenth has been an important and powerful day of celebration in the U.S., marking the emancipation of slaves and the right to freedom. Originating in Texas, Juneteenth is now recognized throughout the country and is celebrated in most major cities across the nation.
Connect2Capital® is powered by Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF).
Connect2Capital levels the playing field for small business owners seeking capital from a responsible lender. For the first time, mission-driven lenders and traditional lenders collaborate within a single, online network to help small business owners succeed—with responsible small business loans. From the moment you start the match process with the Connect2Capital network, we’re with you every step of the way with funding, resources, and guidance—because your dreams can’t wait for tomorrow.
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA is an equal opportunity lender, provider, and employer.
CRF, a national non-profit community development financial institution, is a leader in bringing capital to underserved people and communities. Since 1988, CRF has injected more than $2.4 billion into communities in 48 states across the country to help stimulate job creation and economic development, provide affordable housing, and support community facilities.
Community Reinvestment Fund, USA is an equal opportunity provider.