About Us

Our Programs:

Investments in housing and community development
Innovative lending and entrepreneurial support
Advisory support for community and economic development
Professional education and training

Stories of Impact



The City of Seattle has been awarded $20 million through the Department of Energy’s Retrofit Ramp-Up Initiative. The City will use the money to fund the Seattle Neighborhood Weatherize Every Building (WEB) Initiative to Power Change plan.  As part of this program, the City is adding over $200,000 in equity to its newly-created small business loan fund, the  Grow Seattle-King County Fund.  With the State of Washington’s recent $500,000 infusion, over $700,000 is now available to capitalize energy efficiency financing for small businesses in Seattle and King County.

These dollars add to the $1 million initial investment into the Grow Seattle-King County Fund made by the Seattle Foundation in July 2009.  Still in its infancy, the  Fund has made loans to three businesses to finance over $9 million in project costs, leveraging the initial investment 9:1 and retaining or creating 31 jobs.