Webinar Description: Recipients of the CED/CED-HFFI grant often need various types of funding: equity, debt and grants, to invest in the necessary property, equipment and/or resources to expand impact in their community. There are typically three options: (1) wait to raise all of the necessary funds from public grants, donations, and foundations; (2) approach a conventional lender viewing you through the lens traditional lending criteria; or, (3) seek funding from both sources, an integrated finance approach that can leverage public funds to access all funding sources available. This webinar brings together a panel of financial experts and grantees offering perspectives on an integrated finance approach to leverage grants.
- Matthew Lee, Homegrown Advisors
- Bob Porter, Director Business Advising and Lending, Pacific Community Ventures
- Brahm Ahmadi, President, People’s Community Market
- Jela Ellefson, Grants & Economic Development Specialist, Eastern Market Corporation