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 35 Cohorts


% Business Survivorship at 4 Years


% of Entrepreneurs Increasing Household Income




% Loan Repayment Rate


Dollars Lent


Hours of Volunteer Service Annually


% of Entrepreneurs Being on a Positive Life Trajectory


% of Entrepreneurs Being Involved in Their Communities

Social Impact

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For every $1 RMMFI spends, $3.64 is returned to entrepreneurs and our community in the form of social and economic impact.

In 2020, the social and economic value of our work exceeded $4.4 million:

$2.2 Million

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

$2.2 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 Stories

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12 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Amy Raney

OWNER OF SPINDRIFT SANDBOARD RENTALS Amy Raney started her sandboarding business, SpinDrift Sandboard Rentals, in 2018 after living in the San Luis Valley for some time and seeing tourists go out of their way to rent sandboards on the other...
8 Jul

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Chelsey Pas

OWNER OF FRIENDS & LOVERS PHOTOGRAPHY Chelsey Pas has been a photographer professionally since 2009 when she returned from art school in British Columbia. At the time, she knew she wanted to be a full-time photographer but knew nothing...
15 Jun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Kimberlee Ward

OWNER OF ETERNAL BALANCE CANDLES Kimberlee Ward is the founder & CEO of Eternal Balance Candles. She started the business because she wanted to create a product that would help people take care of themselves. For Kimberlee, candles are a...