Portland Equity Fund
National Community Fund I, LLC’s innovative equity fund provides critical working capital for small businesses in Portland, Oregon.
Growing small businesses need access to growth capital without burdening themselves with debt. UFA addresses this need through below-market, patient equity offered by the Portland Equity Fund.
Equity investments from $100,000-$500,000.
KEY COMMUNITY DEMOGRAPHICS:
All investments are located in highly distressed census tracts, as defined by the CDFI Fund.
Small businesses that cannot meet the demands of Series A financing but need working capital to fuel their growth are able to continue their growth trajectory and add quality jobs in their communities.
Green Zebra Grocery is a neighborhood grocery offering convenient access to fresh, healthy foods. Convenience is in a smaller store format, central neighborhood locations, a thoughtful product assortment and healthy, delicious prepared foods. Prepared foods are cooked in-house by chefs who have worked in Portland’s best restaurants and offer a variety of salads, soups and full meals to-go. Grocery offerings are sourced – locally when available – and include fresh produce, quality meats and seafood, a selection of beer and wine, a signature coffee bar, and a carefully selected cheeses, floral, and specialty/gourmet products. Green Zebra is using Portland Equity Fund’s capital to support its ongoing working capital needs and expansion efforts.
- United Fund Advisors (National Community Fund I, LLC)
- JP Morgan Chase