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One of the ways we keep local business growing is by removing traditional lending barriers. It’s all about opening doors.

Cultivating Good for Generations 

Our low-interest Partner Fund loans provide the capital and mentorship that local producers often need, but struggle to securein order to grow their business. We prioritize BIPOC, women, immigrant and LGBTQIA+ ownersfolks often denied traditional lending. And your purchase of Partner Brand products fuels it! Together, with you, we’re creating a more inclusive and equitable food system.  

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Our Partner Fund Recipients

Since its launch, Partner Fund has distributed over $250k in low-interest loansfueling critical business needs for everything from purchasing production equipment to branding. 

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Ice Queen

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith of Ice Queen PDX opened her first retail location in 2022. Our recent Partner Fund loan allowed her to install a new walk-in refrigerator for her frozen plant-based Mexican paletas. Woman-owned, small batch, vegan deliciousness.

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Ranger Chocolate

George Domurot

In 2021, we awarded George Domurot of Ranger Chocolate a Partner Fund loan that he used it to buy an optical sorter. What the heck is that? It's a machine that quickly sorts cocoa beans prior to roasting. We’re big fans and supporters of Ranger’s organic, single-origin chocolate.

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The Cracker King

Jovani Prince

The Cracker King, a.k.a. Jovani Prince, made a serious packaging upgrade for his delicious gluten-free crackers with the Partner Fund loan we gave him in 2019. Thanks to the loan, he also lowered production costs and increased his company’s web presence.

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Creole Me Up

Elsy Dinvil

We love Elsy Dinvil of Creole Me Up. She used her 2019 Partner Fund loan to purchase a commercial-grade food processor and rent commercial kitchen time. This has led to even more of her super tasty Pickleez —a mild-to-spicy Haitian pickled veggie condiment that we can’t get enough of.

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Apply for a Loan

Get the funding you need for long-term business growth and success with our low-interest loans ranging from $5-$25k. If your small business has been operating for two years or more, simply fill out our short application and submit it. Potential funds can be used to purchase equipment, launch new products, hire staff and much more.