Lending

Urban Homeworks

“A partnership with Propel is a no-brainer for us. We love working with Propel because it really feels like a partnership. We know that they understand how we operate and what our needs are.”
AsaleSol Young, Executive Director of Urban Homeworks

Walker West Music Academy

"Music is central to healing and success for our community, especially in this time in the Twin Cities when we have dealt with both racial challenges and COVID-19."
Braxton Haulcy, Executive Director, Walker West Music Academy

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

"We were in a time of great flux – and still are – when we decided to apply for a Recovery Capital Loan. We wanted to be able to create an environment where we could do our complex and often difficult work well and support our staff doing it."
Veena Iyer, Executive Director, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

The Lift Garage

"I felt like Propel was in it for us, the staff was a safe place to take questions – the staff wanted to help us succeed and that is a good feeling."
Cathy Heying, Founder and Executive Director, The Lift Garage

Great River Shakespeare Festival

"For me, a big plus was I felt like Propel was really a partner with me, and looking not just at our cash needs, but really at how we organize into the future."
Aaron Young, Managing Director, Great River Shakespeare Festival

Change Inc.

"We’re no longer thinking about our programming as separate from finance. I feel so much more resourced than we were at the end of the year."
Jody Nelson, Executive Director, Change Inc.

Third Street Clinic

"When it comes to a human life, I have a problem not solving the easy questions, like what they should be asking their physician, or what dietary changes could lead to reductions or elimination of some medications."
Kristen Sanders, Executive Director, Third Street Clinic

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association

"We can scale up if more funding becomes available, but I need to know we can remain stable if something falls through or an income generator underperforms."
Anna Becker, Executive Director, NEMAA

Aurora Waasakone Community of Learners

"Even across the distance of us being near Bemidji and Propel being based in the Twin Cities, [Phil] was great about making things electronic and getting money in our bank account quickly."
Anna Wallin, Co-Founder & Director, Aurora Waasakone Community of Learners