The Erie Inclusive Fund
Funding minority entrepreneurs grow businesses, create living-wage jobs, and revitalize Erie's neighborhoodsLearn More
Where We Work
We ignite economic growth across western Pennsylvania.
707 Grant St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
1001 State Street,
Erie, PA 16501
30 E. Main Street,
Uniontown, PA 15401
7800 Susquehanna Street
Transforming an abandoned factory into a beacon of opportunity for Homewood.Watch Video
Peach Street - Erie, PA
Reconnecting businesses and communities left behind to the mainstream economy.Watch Video
Monmade and Community Land Trust Homes
Local products for local real estate development projects.Watch Video
My Three Sons Vending
Helping businesses build healthier communities.Watch Video
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It is often said that no one is an island, and no one can accomplish their goals and dreams without the assistance of others. For the past 29 years, Bridgeway Capital has been proving that theory as they continuously provide financial assistance and education to potential and existing entrepreneurs in communities across Western Pennsylvania.
A little over one year ago, Pittsburgh-based designers Rebekah Joy, Kelly Simpson-Scupelli and Rona Chang planted a flag for sustainable fashion at 3711 Butler Street.
Supported by Kiva and Bridgeway Capital’s Craft Business Accelerator, the trio launched Make + Matter, a studio storefront dedicated to ethically produced crafts and fashion, in August of 2018.
“We really wanted to highlight all the incredible design that’s happening in Pittsburgh,” says Joy. “We wanted to present it together as a cohesive collection.”
Sixty-five new businesses and 200 new jobs are expected to be created through a $1.22 million grant to Bridgeway Capital that will create the Western Pennsylvania Entrepreneur Diversification Fund. The grant and $5.6 million from private investments will fund counseling, business development workshops, a regional business incubator and provide grants to entrepreneurs.
More than $3 million in federal funds have been awarded in Western Pennsylvania to boost entrepreneurship, economic development and broadband connections in areas severely impacted by the decline of the coal industry.
The funds are part of $44.4 million the Appalachian Regional Commission awarded through its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) grants program for projects that aim to create jobs and help redevelop communities.
Grants and recipients include:
Bridgeway Capital, a Pittsburgh nonprofit lender, $1.2 million for initiatives to help startups including business development workshops, counseling, a business incubator and small grants;...
For the past 28 years, Bridgeway Capital has ignited inclusive economic growth across western Pennsylvania. We invite you to celebrate our 28th Anniversary on October 24th at the August Wilson …