Access to capital is one of the largest challenges an entrepreneur can face – especially if they are immigrants and located in a rural community. From the established carnicerias (butcher shops) to the tamale lady committed to her side hustle, the immigrant communities’ entrepreneurial spirit is strong. The Fortaleza Fund is designed to give access to funding and education for immigrant entrepreneurs and small businesses in rural Colorado through loans, education, and technical assistance. The Fortaleza Fund will offer loans of $10,000-$50,000 and focus on providing accessible capital for immigrant entrepreneurs.
This program is dedicated to supporting diverse multicultural and multilingual businesses. We are committed to providing programming that is accessible and culturally relevant. Our definition of “immigrant” is fully inclusive to all those who are undocumented, have permanent residence, have refugee status, and those who are naturalized citizens.
Questions? Contact our Program Director, Azarel Madrigal