Tazeema Loatman, owner of Precious Little Hands Day Care in the West Side neighborhood of Wilmington, was recently able to purchase the building from which she has been operating her child care business. Tazeema’s acquisition of the building was funded in part by a $50,000 loan from the Equitable Wilmington Collaborative, through Collaborative partner True …
Equitable Wilmington Collaborative announces that eight nonprofit organizations have been awarded a Capacity Building Fund grant, a one-time grant made possible by the JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods program. In total, the Collaborative issued $100,000 in grant funds to nonprofits who support equitable development in one or more of the neighborhoods of Westside/West Center City, Northeast and East Wilmington to expand their ability to sustainably meet the needs of their communities.
True Access Capital and Cornerstone West Community Development Corporation have launched the West Side Corridor Revitalization Fund (WSCRF), a program offering grants of up to $10,000 for eligible small business owners and developers whose projects contribute to the economic revitalization of Wilmington’s West Side community. The fund is supported by Equitable Wilmington, a program created with a JPMorgan Chase & Co. PRO Neighborhood grant.
Equitable Wilmington Collaborative extends our congratulations to Jerry Deen’s restaurant on a successful ribbon cutting ceremony to launch their opening! True Access Capital, as a member of Equitable Wilmington, provided financial support and technical assistance to bring the family style restaurant featuring high-quality service and food to uplift Wilmington’s Eastside neighborhood.
West Side Grows is a coalition of residents, businesses, churches, and community organizations on a mission to make Wilmington neighborhoods the best that they can be. They work to revitalize Wilmington parks, strengthen business districts, grow local jobs, create more opportunities for youth, promote quality housing for all and build a sense of community in the West Side neighborhood.
True Access Capital is offering loans up to $20,000 for underserved small businesses. The Fund will focus on businesses that were unable to take advantage of the Federal and State relief programs. Small businesses that were forced to close or experienced reduced revenue as a result of COVID-19 are eligible to apply.