Entries by deborah

Caraballo Accounting

Caraballo Accounting provides accounting and HR services and training to Latinx small business owners in Eastern MA. Through cultural competence and Spanish-language instruction, they are addressing barriers for local entrepreneurs looking to launch, grow or expand their businesses. They have partnered with various Latinx organizations to address the need for advisory support and small-business coaching […]

Roundhead Brewing

Roundhead Brewing is the first Latinx-owned craft brewery in Massachusetts. The solar-powered brewery will open in 2021 in Hyde Park. The brewery aims to be a community space that will sell a variety of craft beers and fresh pizza in the taproom and beer in cans to-go. In 2021, BII invested in a term loan […]

Waku

Waku produces and sells horchata lojana, an ancient Andean herbal beverage that promotes a healthy gut. A Latinx-owned business, Waku sources its herbal ingredients from small-scale indigenous farmers in Ecuador at fair prices and has pursued organic certification for many of its ingredients. After producing and bottling its products in Ecuador, Waku distributes them in […]

BII announces our new CEO

Message From Our President Dear Friends, Every so often, a moment arises when an organization takes a giant leap into its future. This is one of those moments for the Boston Impact Initiative. When BII first launched our pilot fund in 2013, there was no such thing as a racial justice lens in impact investing. […]

Latinx Drink Company, Waku, Receives Line of Credit

Waku produces and sells horchata lojana, an ancient Andean herbal beverage that promotes a healthy gut. The Latinx-owned business sources its herbal ingredients from small-scale indigenous farmers in Ecuador at fair prices and has pursued organic certification for many of its ingredients. After producing and bottling its products in Ecuador, Waku distributes them in New […]

BII Stands with the AAPI Community

Dear Friends, Boston Impact Initiative condemns the racially motivated murders in Atlanta on March 16th. This act is another case of the uniquely American plague of mass shootings, which tragically occurred again just days later in Boulder. But the Atlanta attack was a mass shooting mixed with white supremacy – something that we also witnessed […]

BII Seeks Impact Investment Associate

JOB DESCRIPTION Impact Investment Associate Location: Boston, MA Industry: Non-profit / Financial Services Employment Type: Full-time   Contact: jobs@bostonimpact.com   Overview The Boston Impact Initiative Fund is an impact investing fund dedicated to closing the racial wealth divide. We invest integrated capital (equity, debt and grants) in regenerative local enterprises that restore the productive capacity […]

E for All

Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a nonprofit organization that supports small businesses and nonprofits through inclusive English/Spanish programming across Massachusetts and in Colorado. EforAll’s one-year accelerator combines immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. EforAll’s pitch competitions are fast-paced, fun community events that help early-stage entrepreneurs gain valuable exposure and feedback […]