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Urban League of Greater Madison (UGLM) – Accelerating Diversity in Madison’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

As the holidays quickly approach, we’re reminded of the importance of giving back to our community. And this year, the team at FCI is thrilled to see so many individuals already fully immersed in the giving spirit. For one of FCI’s partners, the Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM), this holiday season’s generosity has been

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Sojourner Family Peace Center

New Markets Tax Credits and innovative FCI-facilitated partnerships help Sojourner Family Peace Center become a groundbreaking national model for serving families affected by domestic violence. Challenge Sojourner Family Peace Center has been helping families affected by domestic violence for 40 years by providing emergency shelter and other services. Sojourner is one of the first facilities

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Pantheon Industries

Challenge Pantheon Industries is a leader in employment opportunities for a wide range of qualified individuals with disabilities. For nearly twenty years, they have been matching individuals with positions that will allow them to develop skills to benefit both themselves and the community. Pantheon’s approach is effective, and they have grown to have offices in

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Road to Green

Challenge The Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps (Great Lakes CCC) provides job training and education for disadvantaged individuals in southeastern Wisconsin, with programs that address both social and physical challenges in the region. Financing to acquire a clean energy training vehicle enables Great Lakes CCC to provide a multitude of industry-focused training programs, including the

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Food Enterprise and Economic Development (FEED) Kitchens

Challenge The Northside Planning Council undertakes an innovative approach to community and economic development with the construction of a new facility that provides multiple kitchen spaces, a produce processing area and a training kitchen. The FEED Kitchens allow area entrepreneurs to avoid the overwhelming start-up costs (renting and renovating a facility and outfitting it with

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St. Ann Center

St. Ann Center

Diane Beckley Chief Operating Officer, Bucyrus Campus St. Ann Center specializes in adult and child day services in a safe, home-like intergenerational setting, where compassion, care, and dignity are key. We do this by bringing all ages together—from 6 weeks old to 100+. Youngsters learn to respect and socialize with all types of people. And

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Social Development Commission

George Hinton CEO, Social Development Commission For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission (SDC) has served as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families in Milwaukee County. Our Mission: Empowering Milwaukee County residents with the resources to move beyond poverty. With assistance from Forward Community Investments,

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Opportunity Center

A small loan enables an agency to provide real-world job skills training to people with disabilities while producing healthy food for the surrounding community. Challenge Opportunity Center in Prairie du Chien, WI is a 50-year-old nonprofit that provides real-work employment opportunities, skill development training and socialization/communication activities to clients with disabilities. The produce and tilapia

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