Meet the owner of Portland's only all-vegan popsicle shop
Ice Queen's refreshing flavors and “cute” aesthetic make it a favorite for Portlanders. The shop's growth was made possible by a small business (IDA) grant from Mercy Corps Northwest.
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November 02, 2020
Credit 101: How to build your credit
Find the basics on how credit is scored and reported, along with action steps on how to improve your score.
September 11, 2020
Stay prepared – Pacific Northwest wildfires
Mercy Corps Northwest is providing information on how to stay prepared for wildfires, where to find reliable information, and which organizations are supporting wildfire relief efforts in Oregon and Washington.
September 01, 2020
Meet the recipients of the Black-owned business grant
In July 2020, Mercy Corps Northwest’s Black-Owned Business Grant program received over 400 applications from business owners in the Portland Metro Area for a chance to receive up to $5,000 to use on rent, payroll or other operational expenses.
June 09, 2020
#BlackLivesMatter: We are listening
Mercy Corps Northwest has created a list of Black-owned businesses, information on grants for Black- and brown-owned businesses, and how to post bail for Black Lives Matters protesters.
May 28, 2020
Become an equity advocate during COVID-19
Mercy Corps Northwest is supporting the most vulnerable in our community by offering new pathways to capital for immigrants and ITIN holders. In partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, we’ve provided 24 emergency business grants up to $10,000 to business owners in Washington state.