25 July

From Micro to Mainstream – Haley Burns

Posted in Mission

Biz Magazine recently wrote an article about Fund 17 founder Haley Burns. Check it out here. Below is the text from the article. From Micro to Mainstream – Fund 17 is launching a mentorship program this month to help guide micro-entrepreneurs to the next level. From the farmer selling watermelons out of his pickup to […]

6 May

We are now Kiva Small Business Advisors

One day, when I was 16 years old, I was channel surfing the never-ending cable options when I landed on a documentary series about micro-loan borrowers around the world. To this day, I do not remember what the show was called but I will always credit it with sparking my fascination of microfinance. I watched it regularly when I […]

24 March

Inside our brand: designing for the 17 wards

Posted in Mission

Studying Economics and International Development while also working as a Designer had left me confused as to where my path would lead. However, when I was asked to take on a logo design and then a full re-branding of Fund 17 in the Summer of 2015, I felt it began an answer to a long-time […]

5 November

We are Charting New Growth!

Posted in Fundraising, Mission

Over the last five months, Fund 17 has strategized and implemented an entirely new model for supporting micro-entrepreneurs in New Orleans. This summer, we asked you to help us #empowernola by supporting our new Fellowship Program. This Fall, we recruited, selected, and trained our first cohort of fellows from Tulane and Loyola University. These six dedicated […]

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 […]

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 […]