2017 Loans


Puentes New Orleans
Amount: $20,000
Area served: New Orleans
Objective: Bridge receipts from a grant payment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for general operating support. Puentes’ programs are designed to provide the Latino community with better educational and economic opportunities; encourage their full participation in all aspects of society; increase their access to health resources; and help them build assets by becoming first-time homebuyers and successful business owners.

Brothers Empowered 2 Teach
Amount: $20,000
Area served: Baton Rouge
Objective: Bridge receipts from payments from a Wisner Foundation’s grant and a New Schools for Baton Rouge contract to support its fellowship program. Their mission is to generate a pipeline of incredible teachers who mirror success for their students by recruiting men of color into classroom-based careers.

Chere Coen
Amount: $4,000
Area served: Southwest Louisiana
Objective: (The borrower is an author, freelance writer, and creative writing teacher.) The loan (from our Culturepreneur Fund) was used for publishing (book cover design) and marketing Coen’s series of eBooks and to attend a novelists convention.