"Thanks to Denkyem we were fortunate to find an affordable loan... The relationship and desire for our success was sincere and the loan reflected it. Through a streamlined application, and review process, the Denkyem team supported us to the finish-line."

-Efrem Fesaha, Boon Boona Coffee

"I was able to take the time needed to restructure my business. Denkyem gave me the flexibility to achieve all of my short-term goals in order to improve my efficiency."

-Karl Hackett, Jacob Willard Home

"Denkyem believed in me and my business development, and for that, I will always be grateful. Looking forward to continued collaboration!"

-Devin Stubblefield, Faith Finance Center

We have established The Denkyem Fund through our relationship with Realize Impact. We are now able to receive philanthropic investments to further our purpose.

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Impact Investing, Made Simple!

The Denkyem Fund offers an effective way for individuals with donor-advised funds (DAF), faith-based organizations, and foundations to make recoverable grants that create a positive impact. Join us in supporting our local Black-owned businesses!

The Fund by Denkyem Coop

You make the grant, and We'll make socially responsible investments that lead to growth!

How Your Contribution Works

Input the type of investor you are and your donation amount.

These calculations are estimates that assume on-schedule repayments.

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Join our community and be a part of what's coming next.

The Fund is a perfect way for anyone, accredited or not, to end prejudice in commercial lending for Black-owned businesses through philanthropic contributions.

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Donations go to Realize Impact, a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on making impact investing easier. In 2020 RI launched a new investing service to fill the gap for donors, donor advised funds, and foundations, working with Denkyem, the Seattle Foundation and others.