#5: Denkyem Coop


Denkyem provides access to affordable loans for black-owned businesses in the Puget Sound region (a.k.a. the Seattle Metropolitan Area).

The loan terms are simple and unique:

This is a black-owned business serving black-owned businesses, started in partnership with one of Seattle’s most active early-stage investors:

Realize Impact provided a recoverable grant to Denkyem, providing them some low-cost capital to make their low-cost loans. Our expectations are to recycle those funds through a few loans before we recover our capital, growing our impact.