Sandra Charvat Burke In the News

November 19, 2019

Dr. Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeIowa Community Capital was awarded a $139,000 grant from the U.S. Treasury CDFI Program to launch a Community Impact Co-Investment Equity Fund targeting promising ventures that locate in Opportunity Zones and other elgible Census tracts in rural and underserved areas.

February 15, 2018

Dr. Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeA New Market Tax Credit and banking syndicate involving Iowa Community Capital (ICC) approved financing to upgrade operations for Simply Essentials LLC, an organic poultry processor located in Charles City, Iowa.

November 16, 2017

Mark Edelman, Sandry BurkeWells Fargo Foundation approved a $50,000 grant this past week to Iowa Community Capital (ICC) for use with its Solidarity Microfinance program targeting low-income minority women entrepreneurs in Des Moines.

October 04, 2017

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeOn Sept. 19, 2017, the U.S. Treasury announced 2017 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund Awards which included an $80,580 Technical Assistance grant for Iowa Community Capital (ICC) to explore new financial products and new markets in serving target low-income populations in Iowa and collaborating states.  

May 15, 2017

Dr. Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeMark Edelman, professor and Sandra Charvat Burke,  assistant scientist, presented "Extension Microfinance Partnerships for Developing Low Income Minority Women Entrepreneurs in Small Metro Neighborhoods Using Grameen Peer Group Methods" at the National Urban Extension Conference in Bloomington, MN, May 11, 2017.  

December 15, 2016

Dr. Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeThe U.S. Treasury informed ISU Community Vitality Center Director, Mark Edelman that Iowa Community Capital has met the requirements for certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

June 13, 2016

Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkePaper Presentation:  Edelman, Mark  and Sandra Charvat Burke. "Solidarity Microfinance: A Case Study Demonstration of Building Dialogue and Opportunity with Peer-Group Lending Using Grameen Methods."