Our new partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Growth Strategies kickoff, and more!

ICA Fund Good Jobs partners with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Woody Shackleton

In 2015, we were happy to partner with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) on a unique opportunity to fund our work. Through an innovative partnership with the SVCF and long-time philanthropic investor Woody Shackleton, we were able to invest additional dollars directly into our good job-creating companies. 

Read more about the impact of SVCF's support here.

Big News from our First Investment – Back to the Roots announces $10MM Series A round!

Portfolio company Back to the Roots is on a mission "to Undo Food™ and reconnect families back to where it comes from." We engaged Back to the Roots through our education and advisory services back in 2010. In 2013 we became their first and sole investor for $650K. We’ve worked together over the past six years and are proud to support the company’s growth and recent raise of $10 million.

Learn more about the new investment here. 

Growth Strategies 2016 starts Friday!

Following a competitive application process, we are excited to welcome 60+ entrepreneurs from throughout the Bay Area to join Growth Strategies tomorrow!

The Growth Strategies course, taught by entrepreneur, esteemed advisor, and CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute, Michael C. Bush, is the entry point to the ICA Fund Good Jobs network and the place for actionable business growth education. We can't wait to start the course and are looking forward to meeting this year's class of good job-creating businesses. 

Building a Good Jobs Coalition, an interview with Sean Daniel Murphy

How do you build an economy that works for all? – The East Bay Express sat down with 19 local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to talk about this question. The answers are far-ranging and diverse, and feature perspectives from many of our friends and small business champions. Inside you'll also find an interview with Sean Murphy, our CEO, discussing how to build a good jobs coalition and the need to disrupt the status quo. 

Read the full article here. 

ICA Fund Good Jobs at the Opportunity Finance Network Small Business Financing Forum! 

ICA Fund Good Jobs' Chief Investment Officer, Monica Edwards, and CEO Sean Murphy, are at the OFN Small Business Financing Forum in Chicago. Now in its fifth year, the #SBFF is a two-day conference for Small Business Lenders and CDFIs like ICA Fund Good Jobs to discuss how to best meet the needs of growing small businesses.

Sean and Monica are leading a discussion at #SBFF of how good jobs are good for business. The event wraps up today and you can follow along on Twitter to get the latest updates. 

 

July 24th – run a 5K to create good jobs and scale our impact!

For the first time ever, we are proud to partner with Everywon, the inaugural East Bay 5K community improvement run. So, put on your running shoes – on Sunday, July 24th you can run a 5K race to fundraise for ICA Fund Good Jobs and over a dozen other East Bay organizations.  

There are 3 ways to support Everywon:
1. Join Our Team, Run the 5K and Fundraise for us
2. Create a company sponsored team (email us)
3. Donate and support one of our runners

Join our team as an individual or with your company, and, if you register now, you can use the discount code "ICA10" to receive $10 off your registration!