Projects funded

PEP Foods and The Greener Kitchen

PEP Foods is a collective of vegan businesses in the Baltimore, MD area that has developed a line of delicious, healthy foods that offer an affordable alternative to animal products. PEP received a $50,000 expansion loan to fund the build out of the very first vegan commercial kitchen in Baltimore called, The Greener Kitchen. PEP Foods plans to expand their ...
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Core Staffing – Creating a Sustainable Future For Our Friends and Neighbors

Core Staffing is a cooperative staffing agency based in Baltimore for returning citizens (previously incarcerated individuals).  They use temporary work, open occupational-focused education, and shared ownership to achieve the entrepreneurial, educational, and career goals of its members while delivering affordable talent to its clients. They received a $50,000 line of credit from BRED that will provide the working capital required to ...
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Taharka Brothers

Taharka Brothers is a social enterprise in Baltimore City creating jobs and opportunities to empower Black youth and use the ice cream they manufacture to advance a pedagogy of liberation.  BRED is helping them take their business and mission to the next level by helping them transition to a worker-owned cooperative business, but in the mean time, we made our ...
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