We’re excited to help our customers connect with the nonprofit Coralus' generous worldwide community that’s on a mission to change how businesses owned by women and nonbinary people are funded and supported.
PNC is partnering with the global nonprofit Coralus to provide 0% loans and an ecosystem of support to women and nonbinary entrepreneurs.
This relationship with Coralus is part of PNC's Project 257℠: Accelerating Women’s Financial Equality initiative to help close the economic gender gap identified by the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Equity Gap Report, which found that at the current rate of progress it will take women 257 more years to economically catch up to men.
As an Activator, you’ll join PNC and thousands of other Activators in helping to close the 257-year economic gender gap by increasing the capital available for women and nonbinary-owned business Ventures.
In addition to your charitable contribution of $92 per month or $1,100 per year, your expertise and contacts can help open doors to more opportunities for Ventures and other Activators around the globe.
Your personal network will grow as well. Coralus offers a variety of ways to connect with like-minded individuals if you so choose, including weekly Community Calls, Venture Deep Dives, Learning Circles, Working Groups and the annual Coralus Summit.
What could you do with a 0% interest loan and access to a global community of support? Because not every worthy business or business owner wants or qualifies for a conventional bank loan, Coralus offers the opportunity for a different kind of financing – with no interest, no fees. Plus, you’ll gain exposure for your business and the ability to tap into a supportive network of advisors, potential customers and other helpful connections.
If your answer is “yes” to these questions, you can apply to become an Coralus Venture:
"I’ve participated in a lot of incubators and accelerators, and Coralus is a whole new way of being supported as an entrepreneur. It’s an amazing organization.” – Terri-Nichelle Bradley, Brown Toy Box, Atlanta
The more people who know about Coralus, the more money they’ll crowdfund for 0% interest loans, and the closer we’ll get to eliminating the 257-year economic gender gap.
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PNC is expanding our relationship with Coralus, a global nonprofit that provides 0% loans and an ecosystem of support to help underrepresented entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. The core of the Coralus peer community are “Activators” who contribute lifechanging expertise and connections, and $1,100 annually to the loan pool. To help form the PNC Bank + Coralus Collective, PNC is covering the cost for 100 entrepreneurs to join the Coralus community this year.
Some of the benefits of membership in the PNC Bank + Coralus Collective include:
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