~ 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 Commits to Invest $1 Million in the National Asian American Coaliti...
Charter Communications, Inc. today announced the Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund has committed to invest $1 million in the National Asian American Coalition (NAAC) Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), which will provide low-interest loans to small businesses in Charter’s California service area.
Charter Invests $1 Million in The Economic and Community Development Instit...
Charter Communications, Inc. today announced the Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund has invested $1 million in the Economic and Community Development Institute, a community development financial institution based in Columbus, Ohio, to lend to small businesses within Charter’s Ohio footprint.
Charter Invests $1 Million in the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Cor...
Charter Communications, Inc. today announced the Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund (Loan Fund) has invested $1 million in the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp (WWBIC), which will lend to individuals starting or expanding a small business within Charter’s Wisconsin service area.
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.