Sandra Charvat Burke In the News
Iowa 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.
A 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.
Wells 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.
On 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.
Mark 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.
The 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).