FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur & Enterprise District (SEED) will host the first Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) educational networking event Monday, March 20, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne.
The free event will focus on financial resources and development funding for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
SEED released the following:
Information tables will allow guests to network with Community Development Financial Institutions. Registration is required for this FREE event. Registered attendees will receive a free drink ticket and appetizers will be served.
What: SEED Fort Wayne & IFF networking event Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI).
When: Monday, March 20, 4:00 -6:00 p.m.
Where: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne
Who: Entrepreneurs, community leaders, and small business owners
What is a CDFI?
The Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) actively assists small businesses and critical community development projects by investing federal resources—which are matched with private funding—in CDFIs working to serve low-income and underserved people and communities.
The CDFI Program offers financial assistance to support and enhance the ability of organizations to meet the needs of the communities they serve.
Financial assistance awards are made through loans, grants, equity investments, deposits, and credit union shares, which CDFIs are required to match dollar-for-dollar with non-federal funds. This requirement enables CDFIs to multiply the impact of federal investment to meet the demand for affordable financial products in economically distressed communities.
Financial assistance awards empower CDFIs to grow, achieve organizational sustainability, and contribute to the revitalization of the communities they serve.
Parking and Entrance:
TinCaps ‘Silver’ Parking Lot – free parking lot on the corner of Brackenridge and Ewing St. Enter the main ballpark gates and take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor to the Suite Level Lounge.