Our Supporters

“Entrepreneurship is one of the most important drivers for job creation. Moreover, social entrepreneurship offers not only a path for young people to transform their own lives, but also a way to empower others.”

– Arancha Gonzalez

Common Capital is a community loan fund and non-profit organization that is committed to a thriving local economy in order to create positive social and community impacts. We align capital and other resources to community needs and opportunities. We accomplish this by providing financing and business assistance to small businesses and high-impact community projects. Every dollar that Common Capital deploys is an investment in job creation, providing opportunity for low-income people, essential community services, neighborhood rejuvenation and environmental sustainability. We focus on businesses that are locally owned and that recirculate local dollars. Common Capital is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury CDFI Fund. In order to become a certified CDFI, an dxlive organization must have a primary mission of promoting community development; provide financial products and services; serve one or more defined low-income target markets and maintain accountability to the community it serves. Common Capital became an affiliate of Way Finders, a housing services nonprofit located in Springfield, MA, in April of 2017. Way Finders is the sole member of Common Capital. We will continue to maintain our own identify, and our own leadership and staffing structure. This collaboration will enable us to expand into low-income housing project lending and increases our access to potential clients throughout the greater Springfield area.

Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce


The Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a small, lean non-profit powered by hundreds of brilliant LGBT-owned businesses and the Commonwealth’s largest, most innovative, and profitable corporations. We have one goal: cultivate inclusive relationships to drive economic impact.

Christa Whitney and Lance Piantaggini

Committed to their values of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Christa and Lance were the first financial backers of Colorful Resilience LLC! Their generous help allowed for this company to have its beginnings as a legal entity with a physical address. Christa and Lance live in Northampton, MA.

Annie Sexauer and Alyson Bull

Annie and Alyson have been believers and supporters of Colorful Resilience since the very beginning. Most recently they have chosen to help us financially, coming to our rescue in a time of need. Their willingness to hold us up and push us forward is greatly appreciated. Annie and Alyson operate Sweet River Farm in Whately MA, providing therapeutic horse riding and horsemanship.

Berkshire Bank’s Futures Fund Program provides access to capital through designated Referral Partners through a low-interest rate line of credit up to $50,000 to small businesses that are majority-owned and led by historically marginalized and underrepresented individuals. This includes people of color (African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans), individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and women.

Franklin County Community Development Corporation


We help small-business owners and entrepreneurs of all types at all stages. How? We provide free business planning help tailored to each entrepreneur. We have a robust lending department and offer flexible financing, looking holistically at each borrower.

Main Street America and American Express


American Express and Main Street America today announced the 500 small business owners who have been awarded $10,000 through the Backing Small Businesses grant program. The program’s 2024 grant recipients represent U.S. small businesses across all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico. Later this year, grantees will have the opportunity to apply for an additional $30,000 enhancement grant that will be awarded to 25 small businesses.

Since launching in 2021, Backing Small Businesses has provided over $9 million in grants to 1,180 small business owners nationwide. American Express and Main Street America initially created the grant program to help economically vulnerable small business owners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their businesses.

Become A Supporter

If you are interested in becoming a supporter of Colorful Resilience’s mission, please contact our Founder & CEO, Mayrena Guerrero, at mayrena@colorfulresilience.com