Archive for the ‘Finance Fund Partnerships’ Category

Wilmington College Opens Doors to a Successful Future


“Thanks to Finance Fund for being willing to see the future with us,” said Wilmington College President Jim Reynolds to a maximum capacity crowd at the Wilmington College Sports Science Center opening celebration last weekend. He noted that this is the first new building on the campus in 50 years. Finance Fund provided $10 million [...]

Rethinking What’s Possible


I’ve discovered that one of the great values of connecting to the Oxford University community is the almost indelible mark it leaves on your sensitivity of thought. Maybe it has something to do with the institution’s remarkable legacy or the academic environment or enormity of resources available, or some other ethereal element that connects so directly [...]

Jeni’s Reopens for Business with Emergency Financing Help from Finance Fund


We made a decision to recall all of our frozen product, and to shutter our shops following news of Listeria in a pint of our ice cream. The decision meant our company would have no revenue, and no immediate plan for when we would have revenue again. We immediately turned to Finance Fund for emergency [...]

Going Farther by Going Together


In one way or another, I’ve been a relationship builder throughout my career.  It’s what I do best — probably because I work at it every day, in every situation, with everyone I meet. I am in the business of connecting people, businesses and communities in need with public and private sources of capital. That [...]

A Night to Remember: Finance Fund Projects Shine at Annual Gala


Economic Development Champions from throughout Ohio gathered at the beautiful Ohio Statehouse for Finance Fund’s Annual Gala on May 7. We were thrilled to welcome investors, funders and banking partners, our colleagues in community development, and our clients who are bringing about economic revitalization in their communities. A major highlight of this memorable evening was [...]

On the Same Page: Freeport Press Hosts Lt. Governor Mary Taylor


Recently, Freeport Press hosted Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and a number of funders, including Finance Fund, on a tour of the state-of-the-art printing operation located in rural Harrison County. Finance Fund provided $6 million in New Market Tax Credit financing to enable Freeport Press to buy a state-of-the-art, high-speed Komori Systems 38-S Web commercial printing [...]

Ohio Prioritizes Healthy Food Access


Today at the Statehouse, the Ohio Healthy Food Financing Task Force called upon Ohio’s local and state government leaders to create a culture of support for healthy food retail development in underserved communities. At the news event, the Task Force released a new policy statement “Supporting Grocery Development in Ohio” including analysis and success stories. [...]

Vacant Commercial Properties Bring Potential for Community Revitalization


One of the biggest challenges in Ohio community development is finding ways to revitalize aging commercial strips in neighborhoods and small communities. Realizing the potential of vacant properties and at the same time assisting local residents in starting small businesses was the focus of a recent Greater Ohio Policy Center workshop hosted by Finance Fund [...]

The Arts Matter to Economic Development


Arts and cultural institutions such as theaters, museums and galleries as well as public art installations are an important part of creating livable communities.  They add unique flavor and nuance to each community, enhance civic vitality, and invigorate our lives and public spaces. Earlier in December, I moderated a panel that focused on financing to [...]

Innovative Approaches to a Self-sufficient Ohio


Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope and improves communities. Last week nearly 50 Community Action leaders from across Ohio gathered at the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ (OACAA) Innovation Summit to collaborate, discuss and create innovative ideas to serve the needs of low-income people. Throughout the day, executive directors, program managers [...]

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Columbus, Ohio 43215

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