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Thank you!

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 in Investees | 0 comments

We are so grateful for all the support we have received this year from you, our generous donors. Since 100% of your donations go into the loan fund, we are able to expand our mission of funding innovative businesses that make the world a better place. We are of course sending out personal thank you and acknowledgement notes, so if you haven’t gotten...

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IceStone Overcomes Adversity

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog, Investees | 0 comments

Here’s a great article that summarizes all the challenges that IceStone has faced, including 5 feet of standing water after hurricane Sandy, and how CEO Dal LaMagna and their employees have come together and gotten IceStone back on its feet! Read it...

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EcoZoom in Smithsonian Design Contest!

EcoZoom in Smithsonian Design Contest!

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

Untours Foundation loan recipient EcoZoom has been nominated as one of 2014’s design pioneers by Smithsonian Design Museum. Their Jet cookstove makes it possible to burn much less charcoal and produce much less carbon emissions, which improves the health of folks on the ground and improves the health of our planet. EcoZoom estimates that CO2...

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That’s some bake sale!

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

One of the Untours Foundations’ early investments was a small credit union in North Carolina called Self-Help. Small Beginnings Self-Help Credit Union had just about the smallest beginning you can imagine — with $77 in bake sale proceeds! Since 1984, it has grown to 17 branches all over North Carolina. True to its roots and mission, it gives...

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