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Washington C.A.S.H. offers hope and empowerment for people with low incomes to gain financial self-sufficiency through small business ownership.  We provide business training, in-depth support, credit and asset-building programs, and small business loans to about 650 low income people each year.

Did you know?

  • 98% of Washington C.A.S.H.’s clients are low or very low income as defined by local HUD guidelines
  • The average client supports a family of 2.8 on $22,267 per year at the time of intake
  • Roughly 65% of our clients are women, and 70% are people of color
  • On average, clients who enter our program with an existing business quadruple their revenues within 18 months
  • Clients saw a $12,000 annual revenue increase (median) for businesses that were only an idea before Washington C.A.S.H.

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Every dollar counts. Your support at any level will equip aspiring entrepreneurs to change their lives through small business ownership:

$30  Puts course materials in the hands of one deserving business owner for our 12-week Advanced Marketing series, helping them boost sales and grow their business.

$50  Covers the out-of-pocket costs of one microloan application, helping a client access the business capital he or she needs without credit checks and other external fees becoming a barrier.

$100  Sends one emerging entrepreneur through our cornerstone 8-week Business Development Training, giving them the basic tools and skills to launch a successful new enterprise.

$500  Provides the specialized one-to-one coaching in pricing, packaging and production new entrepre-neurs need to ready their products for sales in our Ventures Store and other area retailers,

$1,000  Equips ten low-income business owners with life-changing financial literacy and credit-building training through our 16-session, 32-hour Financial Management Training.

 

Washington C.A.S.H. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so your monetary and inkind contributions are tax deductible.  EIN #91-1704028