Our Ohio Footprint
Our impact in Ohio starts with direct engagement in local communities.
JPMorgan Chase in 2020 announced it is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation on its innovative new community hub, House Three Thirty. The initiative is expected to offer job training and financial education to help more Akron residents on the path to economic mobility. Chase bankers will offer specialized financial advice and products to help more families get on a path to financial health. Read More
Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program is an investment by the bank to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services. One of the program’s alumni is Monica Green of So Curly, So Kinky, So Straight, a modern hair salon offering a variety of hairstyling, make-up and beauty services. Since graduating from the program, Green added new employees, increased her revenues and has become an equity partner in Flawless Barber Academy, which will help train future stylists.
In 2021 Wells Fargo announced it is donating $400 million to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 through the Open for Business Fund, which supports CDFIs and nonprofits, including Finance Fund Capital in Columbus. The Open for Business Fund supports CDFIs and nonprofits that provide needed capital, technical support, and long-term resiliency programs for small businesses, particularly those owned by underrepresented individuals as part of fostering an inclusive recovery. Read More