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Meet the Investees: A Chat with Rachel of tonlé

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here at the Untours Foundation, we support businesses that are green and sustainable. Working with enterprises like this puts us in touch with some dynamic leaders running resiliant businesses. Rachel Faller is one such person. After studying the garment industry in Cambodia on a Fulbright scholarship, she founded her apparel company tonlé as a humane,...

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Capturing this moment in art: Chester artists respond to George Floyd’s death with a mural for their community

Capturing this moment in art: Chester artists respond to George Floyd’s death with a mural for their community

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Let’s build something impossible together. – Devon Walls In the aftermath of the brutal killing of George Floyd, the public outcries for racial justice have swept the nation and the globe. In Chester, a group of local artists, led by Devon Walls, moved quickly to turn a proactively boarded up storefront into a vivid rallying point for a community in...

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Help Us Support Our Small Businesses

Help Us Support Our Small Businesses

Posted on Mar 29, 2020 in Blog, Investees, News | 0 comments

To Our Untours Foundation Family, For the past several weeks the Coronavirus has caused disruption in our communities, our businesses, the economy, and our lives. These are certainly unprecedented times! Our thoughts are with all of you, as well as those who are sick from the virus, the brave healthcare workers who are on the front lines, and all those...

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Rende Progress Capital: Opportunity for All

Rende Progress Capital: Opportunity for All

Posted on Feb 8, 2019 in Blog, Investees, Models | 1 comment

Michigan based Rende Progress Capital is the recipient of the foundation’s most recent loan. Rende is a Community Development Financial Institute or CDFI, a mouthful either way! CDFIs include a variety of banking institutions that provide credit and financial services to low-wealth communities. They are a great place to put savings, receive interest on...

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The Lessons of Mister Rogers

The Lessons of Mister Rogers

Posted on Dec 27, 2018 in Blog, Investees | 1 comment

I never appreciated Mister Rogers all these years aside from the very cheap thrill I’d get walking through his actual neighborhood on my way to grad school. That changed after seeing the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” I keep coming back to this film in my mind. Columnist David Brooks wrote in The New York Times that we film-goers were moved to...

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