The Impact of Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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We believe that long-term investments in people and communities can build economies that are truly equitable and inclusive, with ripple effects that last through generations.

Since 2008, RMMFI’s work has resulted in:


Businesses Launched Through 51 Cohorts


% of Businesses Open at 2 Years


% of Entrepreneurs Increasing Household Income




% Loan Repayment Rate


Dollars Lent


Hours of Volunteer Service Annually


% of Entrepreneurs on the Path to Achieving What They Want in Life


% of Entrepreneurs Involved in Their Communities

Social Impact

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For every $1 RMMFI spends, $3.98 is returned to entrepreneurs and our community in the form of social and economic impact.

In 2022, the social and economic value of our work exceeded $9.6 million:

$5.9 Million

in anticipated long-term entrepreneur outcomes like increased financial stability, better life outcomes, and increased access to capital and investment

$3.7 Million

in community-wide outcomes like increased local economic activity and tax revenue, decreased need for emergency assistance programs, and increased public safety

Click here to read more about how we calculate and prove the value of our impact.

Impact Reports

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Fiscal Year 2021-2022Web | PDF

Impact Stories

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15 Dec

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Tanaka Shipp

Owner of Queenshipp Tanaka Shipp is the founder and CEO of Queenshipp, an organization that focuses on youth empowerment through experiential education. Queenshipp’s mission is to empower all young people, including queer, trans, and non-binary...
23 Nov

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Zedraielle Thompson

Owner of ZesteaZed Zedraielle Thompson owns ZesteaZed, a soon-to-be food truck focused on Navajo tacos and Navajo tea. Zed, as her friends call her, was born and raised on the Navajo reservation in Tsaile, Arizona, and moved to Colorado with her...
2 Nov

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Jariatu Yillah

Owner of Israel Enterprises RMMFI’s first-ever loan went to Jariatu Yillah, owner of Israel Enterprises. Jariatu is an immigrant from Sierra Leone, and she started her business selling imported accessories more than a decade ago as a way to build...