Colcom Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting the American economy and creating opportunities in communities across the U.S. Colcom Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting the American economy and creating opportunities in communities across the U.S. The Foundation aims to create economic opportunities by investing in businesses and developing rural communities. They work with partners nationwide to help create jobs, foster entrepreneurship, and stimulate growth.
Their focus areas are agribusiness, transportation, manufacturing, and energy & infrastructure. These investments provide long-term assets for those sectors of the economy that will generate future job creation for the U.S. while also promoting our national competitiveness at home and abroad.
Colcom Foundation is working to unlock the potential of rural communities by investing in businesses, building infrastructure, and supporting entrepreneurs. They offer competitive interest rates on loans and grants to help businesses make capital investments to grow.
When a critical mass of businesses begins growing in a community, jobs and services naturally follow. Colcom Foundation realizes that the best way to jumpstart an industry is by helping individuals take advantage of opportunities. They help fund small business owners ready to scale up their operations through programs like the Rural Opportunities Initiative, which is designed to enable rural businesses with operations in multiple states to expand their markets and increase customer output. They also offer grants to help businesses expand, develop new products or purchase equipment.
Colcom has leveraged investment into a significant resource for local communities through its loan and grant programs.
They are a member of the Smart Trust, an alliance of 8 family foundations and three family offices that invest in sustainable agriculture to increase economic opportunity in rural communities.
In response to the challenge of climate change, Colcom established the first-ever grant program dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices among rural businesses and others. With $1.8 million committed so far, they are helping recipients reduce energy use and carbon emissions while saving on operating costs. Visit this page to learn more.