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Celebrating FCI’s Asian American Pacific Island Partner Organizations

Did you know that Wisconsin has the third largest Hmong population in the U.S.? In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are highlighting two FCI borrowers: the Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA) and the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc (ECAHMAA).  HAWA: Empowering Generations HAWA is a non-profit organization […]

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FCI Attends Baker Tilly 2024 DevelUP Conference

A History of Commitment to Affordable Housing FCI partner Baker Tilly continues to change Wisconsin’s affordable housing landscape with groundbreaking initiatives.  Baker Tilly was founded in 1931 by Ed Virchow in Waterloo, Wisconsin. The firm initially focused on performing audits for Midwestern canning companies, which were crucial for sustaining the nation during the challenging period

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Bay View Community Center Celebrates Grand Reopening

Partnership with a Purpose Forward Community Investments (FCI) and Bay View Community Center (BVCC) share a common goal: to create more equitable and thriving communities in Wisconsin. BVCC, a nonprofit organization located at 1320 E. Oklahoma Ave in Milwaukee, has provided over four decades of community support in Milwaukee, creating opportunities that foster stronger connections

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Barreiro & Associates, LLC Closes Exciting New Loan With Forward Community Investments

Jorge Barreiro Partners With FCI in Inaugural Hispanic Collaborative Emerging Developer Loan Fund Deal Forward Community Investments (FCI) is proud to partner with Barreiro & Associates, LLC to provide funding for the purchase and rehabilitation of a single-family home located at 4334 N. 89th St. in Milwaukee as part of FCI’s Hispanic Collaborative Emerging Developer

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Hispanic Collaborative

Celebrating our partner for National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a chance to learn and appreciate the diverse Latinx traditions, languages, and stories that have shaped our nation’s identity. We celebrate the strength and resilience that define Hispanic communities and their remarkable journeys. This month we

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Angela Walters – A Key Leader Behind Milwaukee’s Real Estate Evolution

Driven by the equally bold and inspiring belief that “everyone should own a home,” current FCI borrower Angela Walters is leaving an indelible and overwhelmingly positive mark on the city in which she has built her career. Making History A graduate of the Associates In Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) program, Angela Walters has built an

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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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Forward Thinking FCI’s Quarterly Newsletter Winter Edition Now Available!

Welcome to Forward Thinking You’re receiving this because you’re a partner, client, community leader, neighbor, investor, or stakeholder working to make Wisconsin a more equitable place to live, work, and grow. If you have a story to feature, an opportunity, or an important deadline, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@forwardci.org and our team

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Que El-Amin – Building a New Community in Milwaukee Brick by Brick

Thanks to the work of one of FCI’s Emerging Developers, 2023 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for Milwaukee’s North Side neighborhoods and residents. Led by FCI Emerging Developer and principal at Scott Crawford Inc., Que El-Amin, the former Briggs & Stratton industrial complex is officially under construction. When finished, the massive

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Forward Thinking FCI’s Quarterly Newsletter Spring Edition Now Available!

Welcome to Forward Thinking You’re receiving this because you’re a partner, client, community leader, neighbor, investor, or stakeholder working to make Wisconsin a more equitable place to live, work, and grow. If you have a story to feature, an opportunity, or an important deadline, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@forwardci.org and our team

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