Author Archives: awashington@trufund.org

TRUIMPACT STORY | Diki Daycare

Diki Daycare Success Story Established in 2005, Diki Daycare Center has since become a cornerstone of early child childcare, serving families in both New York City and the Boston area. Fueled by personal experience, founder and owner Tsering Diki shares how TruFund Financial Services was a vital partner in her efforts to provide quality care […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Tre’s Street Kitchen

In the face of adversity, some entrepreneurs not only survive but thrive, showcasing remarkable resilience and innovation. Kristen Smith, co-founder of Tre’s Street Kitchen, embodies this spirit as she shares the inspiring journey of her business’s evolution and the pivotal role played by TruFund Financial Services along the way. Established in 2020, Tre’s Street Kitchen […]

TruFund Welcomes Jerrel Duffy as Vice President of Impact Investments

NEW YORK, NY – February 5, 2024 – TruFund Financial Services is excited to announce that Jerrel Duffy, Jr. has joined TruFund as the Vice President of Impact Investments, starting Monday, February 5, 2024.  He will be joining the Structured Lending & Investments team focused on providing access to capital to historically under-resourced affordable housing […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Mayan Financial LLC

Mayan Financial LLC has been delivering exceptional tax and accounting services to the Houston, Texas community for over three years. Specializing in assisting native Spanish speakers, Mayan Financial provides a unique blend of comfort and expertise to its clients.  According to Chief Executive Officer Percy Pelaez, the company has greatly benefited from its partnership with […]

TRUIMPACT ANNOUNCEMENT – TruFund Financial Services Congratulates Monica Edwards for Being Named in the 2023 Responsible 100

NEW YORK, NY | January 2, 2024 – TruFund Financial Services is proud to announce that Monica Edwards, Senior Vice President & Director of New Markets Tax Credit at TruFund, has been recognized as one of the “2023 Responsible 100” by City & State New York. The Responsible 100 program, an initiative by City & […]

TRUIMPACT ANNOUNCEMENT – TruFund Announces Closing of its Neighborhood Health Center NMTC Transaction

NEW YORK, NY | January 8, 2024 – Empowerment Reinvestment Fund (ERF), a subsidiary of TruFund Financial Services, is proud to announce the closing of its Neighborhood Health Center NMTC transaction! ERF partnered with three CDEs to provide a total of $19.5 million in NTMC allocation to fund the rehabilitation of an abandoned school into […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Jitaol Engineering

Headquartered in Fort Worth Texas, Jitaol Engineering is a versatile engineering company with more than 50 years of combined personnel experience. From construction to several forms of engineering services, professionals at Jitaol Engineering work to provide proven results for their client’s complex and challenging needs.   Theophilus Maku, President at Jitaol Engineering, says that when it […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Design Architecture Art

“We believe that we have found, in you, a company that is genuine, serious and responsible.” That is what Neudes Valbuena, business owner of Design Architecture Art LLC, says about her company’s partnership with TruFund Financial Services.  As the owner of a HVAC construction company serving San Antonio, Texas, Valbuena says that accessing funds for […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Lakou Cafe

Cassandre’s journey from the corporate world to becoming the owner and general manager of Lakou Cafe in Weeksville, Brooklyn, is an inspiring tale of transformation and community impact. Recognizing the need for a space that would bring the community together, offer healthy food options, and promote community pride, she leveraged her background in finance, law, […]

TRUIMPACT STORY | Leroy’s LipSmack’n Lemonade

In 2014, Leroy and Sherilyn Hayward embarked on a remarkable journey when they founded Leroy’s LipSmack’n Lemonade, a business born out of love and the desire to create a brighter future for their autistic son, Leroy Hayward III. Their inspirational story begins in 2012 when young Leroy was just a boy, and it’s a testament […]