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Community Commitment

Over the last five fiscal years, GSBC* has donated/granted $1,562,352 to the local communities in which we serve. GSBC is committed to the mission of further developing the small business community and looks forward to continuous growth in this endeavor.


*This data represents the combined donations/grants of Florida Business Development Corporation and its dbas Georgia Small Business Capital and Alabama Small Business Capital

Link with GSBC

Each year, GSBC links with organizations that are tied to economic development in their communities. Contact us today to find out if you qualify to submit an application.

Helping our Communities through the Pandemic

We had the wonderful opportunity to work with the small business, Butcher and Brew, and provide food for the staff at Publix, both located in Alpharetta. We wanted to recognize those who are going into work every single day and facing this virus head-on to keep the shelves stocked, families fed, and essential needs met. We can’t thank Publix enough for their hard work! Thank you to Butcher and Brew for providing delicious chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese, homemade chips, and more! We will get through this together!

Economic Development Grants

GSBC provided a grant to Endeavor Atlanta located in Atlanta, Georgia. Endeavor Atlanta is leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement in Georgia and the Southeast and catalyzing long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and supporting the best high-impact entrepreneurs in our region. High-impact entrepreneurs are those with the leadership and business potential to build lasting enterprises that drive job creation, economic impact, and demonstrate a commitment to the community. High-impact entrepreneurs become key drivers of economic growth and role models for future generations of entrepreneurs. Endeavor Atlanta provides resources to selected entrepreneurs not otherwise available to scale their businesses. If selected into Endeavor’s global network, entrepreneurs receive support for the life of their company including access to mentors, access to growth capital, access to global markets and talent programs. Endeavor Atlanta is an affiliate of Endeavor Global, which operates affiliate offices in six U.S. cities and 35 other countries around the world. For more information, click here to view their website.

GSBC provided a grant to Community Sustainability Enterprise located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Their platforms simultaneously address economic and education disparities with a keen focus on stakeholder accountability. Community Sustainability Enterprise, Inc. (CSE) seeks to provide early interventions and continuous academic support for high school students with the goal of ensuring high school graduation, motivated and prepared for college and/or career. CSE will implement The Roadmap to Financially Fit Communities, based on research and experienced-based knowledge and practice, to deliver workforce development strategies to high school students while they are attending high school. CSE will offer targeted services to increase students’ likelihood and opportunities to graduate high school, motivated for post-secondary options and ready to succeed in the workforce. CSE will use the GSBC grant funding to expand The Roadmap to Financially Fit Communities workforce training program by providing two additional modules.

Community Sustainability Enterprise logo

GSBC provided a grant to Homestretch located in Roswell, Georgia. HomeStretch guides working homeless families with minor children in north metro Atlanta toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing supportive housing, case management, life skills education and mentoring. Funding from GSBC will provide general operating funds for the HomeStretch Supportive Housing Program. This funding will cover expenses for professional social workers and program staff to provide mandatory case management, bimonthly Life Skills Education for adults and youth, budget and family mentoring and affordable housing for each family. Operating funds also cover housing repairs, maintenance, utilities, other housing costs plus administration of the program.

HomeStretch, temporary housing - permanent solutions logo

GSBC provided a grant to Rainbow Village located in Duluth, GA.  Rainbow Village, established in 1991, is an incredible organization that helps break the cycle of domestic abuse and poverty through the empowerment of change and independence; serving over 30 families at a time and helping them get off the streets and back into the workforce to become productive citizens.  GSBC is proud to have been able to assist Rainbow Village in pursuing their mission to transform the lives of homeless families with children.  Learn more about Rainbow Village by clicking here.

Rainbow Village, Inc. logo

We look forward to working with you on SBA 504 financing opportunities.

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