Launch and Growth Academies Provide Resources and Networking Opportunities for Entrepreneurs Washington, DC — The NCRC Community Development Fund (NCRC CDF) and Hera Hub today announced the kickoff of dual-path business technical assistance programs – Growth Academy and Launch Academy – for owners of startups or established...

Diversity increases innovation: The NCRC Community Development Fund has just been named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022, placing ninth in the “Small and Mighty” category. Portada talked to Marissa Calderon, Executive Director, NCRC Community Development Fund, Inc. and Chief of Community...

The Mission-driven Organization, Seeking to Build Wealth in Underserved Communities, joins the ranks of Canva, Microsoft, SpaceX, and more   Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2022) — The NCRC Community Development Fund, Inc. (NCRC CDF) has made Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative...

Pitfall for fintech: PPP lending rules don’t reflect real-world conditions Fintech’s work with minority communities going forward isn’t a given, policy observers say. While Marisa Calderon, executive director of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s community development fund, said that the “facelessness” of fintech lending could be a...

As we examine the systemic injustices that have resulted in a lack of financial inclusion for underserved communities worldwide, leaders like Marisa Calderon are helping to bridge the gap. In the wake of the protests for social justice in the past years, a harsh light has...