Entrepreneur Works Fund is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that creates pathways of opportunity for talented yet underserved entrepreneurs. businesses and creating jobs in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Our mission is to cultivate and promote successful entrepreneurs among underserved populations and in underserved areas of the region – entrepreneurs who then become economic engines in their own communities by growing small businesses and creating jobs. By connecting hundreds of entrepreneurs each year with access to capital (microloans), one-on-one technical assistance, business training and networking opportunities, Entrepreneur Works Fund helps promising individuals develop greater economic self-sufficiency and create job opportunities through business ownership.
Since 1998 Entrepreneur Works has impacted approximately 5,000 entrepreneurs and advanced more than 450 microloans, investing a total of more than $1.7 million directly into neighborhood businesses. At least 79% of our clients identified as members of a racial minority, while 66% resided in low- to moderate-income households and 64% were women in our Fiscal Year 2017.
The Development and Communications Manager plays a key role in implementing the organization’s fundraising strategies with the goal of expanding and diversifying our funding base among government agencies, corporations, foundations and individual donors.