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Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute

$50,000 | Awarded: 2020

To support the Entrepreneur Responsiveness Package, which provides stabilizing microgrants, a three-month loan payment holiday, and a “pivot accelerator” grant and capacity building initiative


NPX Charitable Inc.

$75,000 | Awarded: 2020

To help launch the Colorado Donor Impact Fund, a pay-for-success model that will invest heavily in three to five impact-oriented Colorado nonprofits poised to


DreamSpring – FirstBank PPP Credit Facility

$6,250,000 | Awarded: 2021

In 2020, Gates Family Foundation used its balance sheet to guarantee a loan totaling $12.5 million from FirstBank to Colorado’s three SBA-approved nonprofit lenders


First Southwest Community Fund

$500,000 | Awarded: 2020

An impact investment (at 0% interest for seven years) to support the capitalization of the Rapid Response and Recovery Loan Fund the technical assistance



$25,000 | Awarded: 2020

To support black female entrepreneurs as they navigate the economic fallout and recovery of COVID-19