Service: Lending

Family Tree Clinic marching in parade

Family Tree Clinic

"We’ve heard from patients that while medical expertise and technical skills of the provider are necessary, what really impacts patients’ experience of health and well-being is the relationship to the health care delivery overall and the experience each point along the way."

Alissa Light, Executive Director, Family Tree Clinic

Lending

Woman leading group of children in theater exercises

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

"We’ve been training ourselves to think differently about how we save, manage debt in the most effective way, and plan for a surplus. It’s like moving from surviving to thriving… we have a different mindset, and the Equity Builder program has helped get us there."

Betsy Roder, Executive Director, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

Lending

Training

JK Movement team: three people standing facing camera

JK Movement

"For an organization like us still in a growth phase, if you don’t have support or the opportunity to apply for upfront loans like we were able to get from Propel, it can be hard to continue to grow."

Johnny Allen, Executive Director, JK Movement

Lending

Strategic Services

Training

Community Health Services Staff

Community Health Service Inc.

"It was great to have Phil [Hatlie] actually drive up here, sit down with me, learn more about our organization, and really go to bat for us. That’s not something you always see in the world of finance."

Kristi Halvarson, Executive Director, Community Health Service Inc.

Lending

Elpis Enterprises youth woodworking

Elpis Enterprises

"The trajectory is long – it can take people a long time to get where they want to go. Part of that is getting kids on a journey that they’ll enjoy, and that they choose."

Paul Ramsour,
Executive Director, Elpis Enterprises

Lending

Strategic Services

Men in green work vests at electronics recycling plant work line

Tech Dump/Tech Discount

"Our business model uses electronics recycling and refurbishing as a laboratory for gaining work skills and experience."

Amanda LaGrange, CEO & Founding Board Member, Tech Dump/Tech Discount

Lending

A student at Global Academy demonstrating iPad learning modules.

Global Academy

"It's an equity issue. It’s not fair that kids who live half an hour away have the most beautiful facilities and space, and our students are crammed into a strip mall by a bus terminal with no green space."

Helen Fisk, Co-founder & Director, Global Academy

Lending

Books stacked in a cubby, all published by Coffee House Press.

Coffee House Press

"More than many other artform, literature can put you inside the head of a character, someone who is completely different from you."

Chris Fischbach, Coffee House Press

Lending

MacRostie Art Center hosting kids at art in the Park, a partnership with Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Photo by Ian Hanesworth

MacRostie Art Center

"There’s value in creativity and creative thinking. In rural areas, that comes through a lot. You have to be creative to make a living in a rural area."

Katie Marshall, MacRostie Art Center

Lending

Training