~ Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications
Investing in Underserved Communities
The Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund launched in February 2020 with an initial commitment of $10 million which will be distributed to small businesses that provide goods and services that help improve the quality of life in underserved communities. Pursuit in New York and PeopleFund in Texas are the first CDFIs to receive investments of $1 million each.
Charter Designated Founding Partner of the Urban Empowerment Fund by the National Urban League
The Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund is providing support that will enable the National Urban League’s Urban Empowerment Fund to become a certified community development financial institution (CDFI). This, in turn, will bolster the Fund’s ability to deliver vital capital to minority-owned small businesses in urban communities.
Community Loan Fund News
Charter Invests $1 Million in CommunityWorks to Provide Small Business Loan...
Charter Communications and Hope Credit Union Announce $3 Million Investment...
Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand, today announced its Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund will invest $3 million in the Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE), a certified community development financial institution (CDFI) .
Support for Black and Minority-Owned Small Businesses in Underserved Communities
Charter's $10 million investment with the National Urban League and National Action Network strives to strengthen black and minority-owned small businesses and help foster long-term economic impact.