Mission District San Francisco Blog - Page 50 of 51

Small Loans Have Big Impact on Local Businesses

In the community acupuncture room at Bu Tong Clinic, patients wait in silence away from the bustle of traffic and hawkers on Mission Street. The clinic owner, Julie Baumhofer, has seen her clientele grow as word about her low-fee acupuncture treatment continues to spread.

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Thousands of Dollars For A Good Cause

The economy may still be down but two nonprofits, five local heroes and five student leaders received thousands of dollars to do their part to help stimulate it. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently announced $450,000 in funding and leadership training through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, a national philanthropic program. Two nonprofits each received $200,000.

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Incubando emprendedores

En una economía en recesión, donde grandes compañías se ven obligadas a cerrar sus puertas y miles de trabajadores pierden sus empleos, la idea de abrir un nuevo negocio puede parecer, para algunos, descabellada. En el barrio de la Misión, en San Francisco, sin embargo, un grupo de nuevos emprendedores se animan a desafiar las leyes del mercado al tiempo que ayudan a su comunidad.

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BofA Makes Grants To Bay Area Nonprofits

Bank of America said Wednesday that its charitable foundation made $900,000 in funding and leadership training to Bay Area nonprofits through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative this year. The bank gave $200,000 in unrestricted grants to San Francisco’s Mission Economic Development Agency and New Door Ventures.

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Grand Opening for MEDA's El Mercado

Mission Street has long been a source of community and entertainment for 31-year Chrystos Cusigch. But today, filtered through the clean glass windows of her pristine store, Yatere Organics, it holds the promise of something entirely new — potential business.

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