On Monday Feb. 19, Chase representatives awarded grants to several nonprofit organizations. (l-r) John Ramirez, executive vice president, Chicanos Por La Causa; Jose Martinez, president of Prestamos, Chicanos Por La Causa’s Community Development Financial Institution; Barb Tripp, Chase Business banking market manager; Koran Hardimon, national board member for Seed Spot; Terry Benelli, executive director, LISC of Phoenix; Seth Mones, vice president of global philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase; Ji Mi Choi, associate vice president, ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation; and Roberto Valdez-Beltran, market manager, Accion.
The Prepped program, through ASU’s Entrepreneurship + Innovation, received grant funding for community efforts that work with new and existing underserved mobile food entrepreneurs. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is kicking off its fourth year as title sponsor for Phoenix Startup Week by giving out $1.1 million in grants to Arizona’s underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses.
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