Dear Friends and Supporters,
Last week, we launched our 2019 Impact Report. Today, I am personally inviting you to read the report and our stories of ICA’s entrepreneurs.
You’ll hear directly from Maria Palacio, Reem Assil, and Fernay McPherson, founders and women of color who lead ICA companies – Progeny Coffee, Reem’s California, and Minnie Bell's Soul Movement. You will also find impact data, highlights from our investing and advising work, and more about our plans for the year to come.
ICA’s 2019 Impact Report demonstrates our commitment to accountability to our entrepreneurs, advisors, supporters, and stakeholders. While it can be hard to think back to a time before 2020, in many ways ICA’s impact in 2019 prepared us to meet the challenges our small business community has faced in 2020. I am proud of what we accomplished, and am committed to deepening and expanding our successes in the year to come.
In the midst of unprecedented health, economic, social, and environmental crises, the urgency to do better is clearer than ever. With your support, ICA is making a difference for Bay Area small business owners as we work towards our vision of an economy that works for all.
I invite you to read about our impact and I hope you will join us in this important work.
Thank you for your continued support,
Allison Kelly, CEO
PS. As part of ICA’s commitment to transparency and accountability, we are also pleased to share our 2019 audited financial statements.