Culture of Philanthropy

Share in the New Roots commitment to advance underserved communities. Your gift ensures continued access to credit, training and a supportive community. 

 

To learn more about how you can volunteer or donate in-kind contact Kyle Wilke at contactus@newrootsfund.org or click donate if you're ready to get involved. New Roots is a 501c3, all donations are tax deductible.

Challenges

Immigrants and refugees represent a vast well of individual initiative. But to capture this entrepreneurial drive and nuture it, our clients have to overcome inhernet challenges: lack of English proficiancy (especailly the business terminology necessary for operating a business), feelings of insecurity anout institutions that lend, lack of financial literacy, capital, credit history and knowledge of U.S. requirements related to starting and running a business, as well as lack of support from family and community, given the fragility and instability of those support systems especially during the first few years in the United States.

 

New Roots products and services seeks to overcome these barriers and offer the greatest chance at success for new and current businesses

Opportunities

Over the last seven years over 10,000 refugee adults have moved to the Seattle area. We know from research that around 12% are interested in self-employment or 1,272 refugee adults who represent a core population who are interseted in starting a business. If we include immigrants that number increases ten fold to over 10,000 possible entrepreneurs. 

 

We know from data collected on household income and assets of previous borrowers that their business and household economic condition improved.

 

New Roots would like to expand and offer greater opportunities to the thousands of potential entrepreneures in the Seattle area. 

You

There are many ways to participate and share in the successes and challaneges of the New Roots Community. To ensure that our services remain affordable to the people we serve you can volunteer your time and expertise by contacting Kyle Wilke at contactus@newrootsfund.org or through a financial contribution to our nonprofit.

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