Opportunity Finance Network wrote -
Create Jobs for USA, a game-changing initiative created by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network, has helped create or retain approximately 5,000 jobs across the U.S. since November 2011.
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To date, hundreds of thousands of individuals and several major corporations (including Starbucks, Banana Republic, Citi, Google Offers, and MasterCard) have donated more than $15 million to the cause.
Those donations are distributed to nonprofit community lenders across the country to make loans to community businesses that struggle to access other financing. Every dollar donated results in $7 in financing in underserved communities.
In total, Create Jobs for USA has made possible $105 million in critical loans that have helped to create jobs and other opportunities in communities where they are most needed.
From a contacting business that provided work for two formerly unemployed people in Oregon, to an elder care center in Georgia, to a low-income housing development in Camden, NJ, we are creating opportunity for people across the U.S.
Check out createjobsforusa.org to learn more about those Create Jobs for USA has helped, or read our JobRaising blog posts on The Huffington Post.
Help us create more inspiring success stories like these by supporting Create Jobs for USA in the JobRaising Challenge. Click “Donate” or “Create Your Own Fundraising Page” to get started. Thank you!