Help CRF Small Business Borrowers Win Up to $10,000

Vote for your favorite CRF borrower in the Calvert Foundation Small Business Competition

Minneapolis, MN – (December 15, 2016) Six Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) borrowers – RoadSkulls, GrandChamps, Way Station, Eastlake Brewery, CW Consulting and Lucky Strike Lanes – are competing to win up to $10,000 in the Calvert Small Business Competition. The contest was open to small businesses that received financing from mission-driven lenders in whom Calvert Foundation invests, including CRF. Second place will receive $3,000 and third place will receive $2,000.

Borrowers created a short profile on the competition’s website that describes their small business and the value it brings to the community. During the voting period, until December 23, the entrepreneurs are encouraged to engage their networks while also promoting the value that small businesses contribute to their local community. The three small businesses with the greatest number of votes will win the cash prizes!

About Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF)
Founded in 1988, Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) is a national non-profit organization with a mission to empower people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities through innovative financial solutions. A leading Community Development Institution (CDFI), CRF develops products and services aimed at increasing the flow of capital to historically underinvested communities across the country. CRF has injected more than $2 billion across the country to help stimulate job creation and economic development, provide affordable housing, and support community facilities. For more information, visit

About Calvert Foundation
Calvert Foundation empowers investors to empower communities. We make it possible for individuals and institutions to invest in helping low-income communities become healthy and prosperous. Through the Community Investment Note, our investors have created thousands of jobs, classroom seats, affordable homes, and critical services in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit

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