Tag Archives: Donna Grigsby

  • Community development funds in D.C. area scrape for cash

    Community development funds in D.C. area scrape for cash In the area’s toughest neighborhoods, the most visible lenders are often the sort who deal in used guitars, well-worn jewelry and firearms. But amid the neon pawn signs are dozens of quiet lenders known as community development financial institutions. Their loans help build schools, small businesses […]

  • Lending a hand

    Lending a hand Capital is the lifeblood of any business, and Donna Grigsby has been giving transfusions to cash-strapped entrepreneurs for nine years as executive director of the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF). Now Grigsby is helping rehab post-fire Eastern Market. The best thing about funding small businesses is that they end up receiving […]