Our Impact

Our Impact

Our Impact

Transforming Dreams Into Reality

Since 2001, our primary goal has been to help refugees, immigrants and low-income individuals achieve America’s promise of opportunity by providing them access to necessary financing to start their own small business.

More than 16 years and 2,000 loans (totaling approximately $24.5 million), our work continues to serve as a bridge toward self-sufficiency to those individuals residing throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area that need access to loan capital and assistance acquiring general business skills.

Delivering Economic Hope and Well-Being

Together with our partners and funders, EDG has helped improve the economic and social welfare outcomes for countless individuals living in our local communities.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our passionate team strives to help individuals attain America’s promise of opportunity by providing them access to necessary financing to start or expand their own small business.

As part of our broad range of programs, we offer training and services that focus on the fundamental aspects of operating a small business, how to create a viable business plan, tax planning, marketing, as well as many other essential advisory services.