Late last month, Green for All established The Capital Access Program for small businesses and non-profits. The program is design to provide these organizations with the resources they need to to support, create and scale green jobs in our local communities. The program has four components:
DEAL SOURCING AND PACKAGING
Using their relationships with financing partners, they help small businesses and non-profit organizations that fulfill the mission of building an inclusive green economy identify financial opportunities. They are looking for revenue-generating companies, with 1-3 years of operating experience, that are focused on providing green products, sustainable services, or renewable energy.
In the case of non-profits, they are looking for organizations that are working with underserved communities, attempting to provide pathways out of poverty. Preference will be given to entities located in the following cities: Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Miami, Boston, Newark, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Seattle.
Download the Application
THE CAP MENTOR- PROTEGE NETWORK
CAP RECENTLY initiated a pilot mentor – protégé network back in December, which links budding entrepreneurs across the country with business leaders willing to help them get their business or nonprofit off the ground. They are seeking small businesses with 1-3 years operating experience; revenue positive; focused on providing green products, sustainable services, or renewable energy. They are also seeking nonprofits who work with underserved communities; focused on both employment and the environment; existing or planned social enterprise that aims to fulfill the organization’s overall mission.
Download the Protégé Application
Download the Mentor Application
GREEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATIONAL CENTER
The Capital Access Program provides online and offline content for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs that is designed to help them improve their business skills, social capital and financial support of green business.
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