23 November

Check out our latest impact report!

Fund 17’s 2016-2017 financial and programmatic year was all about growth. New programs and new people make for an ever-expanding, dynamic community at Fund 17. Learn about our new-and-improved Fellowship Program, our 7th + 8th ward research, our involvement with the national Forward Cities collaborative and more. Read the report here.

4 August

Donate to our campaign and win free stuff!

Donate to our campaign and win free stuff!

Last week, we launched our crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of our new fellowship program for New Orleans undergraduates. While supplies last, we are giving away a free t-shirt or bracelet to anyone who donates $20 and also shares our campaign on social media. Watch our campaign video below and donate here! After you […]

27 July

Come join us at Dat Dog!

Join us in celebrating Fund 17’s 3rd Anniversary and the launch of our crowd-funding campaign this Friday, August 31, at Dat Dog on Magazine Street. 10 percent of Dat Dog’s happy hour profits will go to Fund 17 to help us continue to provide business development assistance and affordable micro-loans to New Orleans micro-entrepreneurs. We […]

1 July

Help us #EmpowerNOLA

Help us #EmpowerNOLA

This month, we celebrate our third anniversary and we need you to help us celebrate! On July 30th, we will launch a crowdfunding campaign to help us continue combatting opportunity inequality in the seventeen wards of New Orleans. Through your support, we will be able to empower more communities by providing customized relationships and affordable micro-loans to informal and […]

17 June

Organizational growth and change at Fund 17

Posted in All, Uncategorized

Too often when I was a student (back, you know, two months ago), I had friends complain about feeling like their internship was a waste of time or that they were learning nothing. During my first week as our full-time director, I met each day one-on-one with our five new interns to collaborate and create […]

23 March

Exploring Motivations and Finding our Purpose

Exploring Motivations and Finding our Purpose

March has been a really exciting month for Fund 17 so far, as we build on the momentum of February. February brought us three new entrepreneurs to partner with and two new team members as well. With this rapid growth, I wanted to take the time to reflect in a collaborative and meaningful way. So […]

15 February

A weekend of macro impact discussions at the Global Hope Forum

A weekend of macro impact discussions at the Global Hope Forum

In January, I travelled to Atlanta, GA to represent Fund 17 at the Hope Global Forum, hosted by Operation Hope. Armed with a pen, notebook, and business cards, I had an “operation” of my own: learn as much as I possibly could, meet and pick the brains of the top business and political minds in the […]

28 November

Learning new skills at the Lend for America Summit

Learning new skills at the Lend for America Summit

I have been a part of Fund 17 for about a year and a half now, and the experience that I had at the 2014 Annual Lend for America (LFA) Summit in Berkeley, CA, was one of the most valuable ones I have had as a member of this organization. I am on the Business […]

13 November

Inspiration, Innovation, and Instruction: Our Week With 52businesses

Inspiration, Innovation, and Instruction: Our Week With 52businesses

During the week of October 20th, Fund 17 had the pleasure to work with 52businesses, which is a New Orleans based consulting project that aims to launch 52 businesses, one each week for a year (we were week 32). They immerse other new startups in a condensed business curriculum to jumpstart their business plans, operation […]

27 October

Finding Inspiration from Local Entrepreneurs

Posted in All, Community Outreach
Finding Inspiration from Local Entrepreneurs

Saturday, October 24th, 2014: This Saturday, seven members of the Fund 17 team went to Central City to survey, door to door, looking for small business owners in the community. If we found that there was a business owner at the address, we took their information and explained to them who Fund 17 was and […]