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Since 2006, we've loaned over $22 million to 50+ small businesses and real estate developers in Rainer Valley, and provided business assistance to dozens more.
Come learn more about the CDF at our 4th Tuesday Monthly Board Meetings.
The CDF's Board of Directors meet every fourth Tuesday at the 2100 Building located at 2100 24th Avenue S Seattle, WA 98118 from 5 PM - 7 PM. The Public is welcome to attend.
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Tuesday april 23rd 5-7pm
Ethiopian Community Center
8323 Rainier Ave South
Board meetings - please call 206.722.5280 and ask for Michelle for location of meeting
Since 2006, we've loaned over 47 small business and real estate loans totaling $25 million in to for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations which are located in the Rainer Valley, and provided business assistance to dozens more.
Richard McIver, the former councilman died March 10th at age 71, leaving South Seattle with a political legacy built on advocacy and determination. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marlaina, a daughter and a grandson.
Appointed to the City Council in 1997 and elected to a four-year term the same year, Richard served the next 12 years, where he kept a close watch on taxpayers' money, and advocated very loudly for light rail and South Seattle development. Richard was concerned how the light rail would impact the diverse immigrant and minority owned business in that district. He worried how quickly the Rainier Valley community would rebound and take their place among the other communities surrounding central Seattle.
The crowning major accomplishment for Richard McIver was the funding of $50 million dollars to develop the light rail and the establishment of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, which has loaned more than $10 million to South End small businesses since 2006 and is healthy and thriving after 10 years. Richard served as interim Executive Director for RVCDF before his health forced him into retirement.