Upcoming Event: Financing Food

About this Event

When: Thursday, July 30th, 10-11:30AM. Register on Eventbrite.

Creating a resilient, more equitable food system requires money and support. We will talk with CDFIs about access to funding and financing.

Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) play a critical role in providing funding, capital, and other resources to hyperlocal DC food businesses. Join us for a dynamic conversation with three national and local CDFIs with a long history of supporting DC food businesses, including partnering on the new DMV Good Food Fund’s Innovative Response Fund, which is providing much-needed support during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Local business owners will also share first-hand accounts of how CDFIs enabled them to start/expand their business.


• Olivia Rebanal, Capital Impact Partners

• Daniel Friedman, Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)

• Lucien Smith, Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif)

• DC food business owner(s) (TBA)

Register on Eventbrite!


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