Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Seedco Financial

Seedco Financial is a CDFI that has provided financial and technical assistance resources in post-disaster situations such as New York City post-September 11th and Southeast Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Its website provides program details, resources, and studies that evaluate its disaster-recovery initiatives.

After the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, Seedco was asked by the Ford Foundation, the New York Times Foundation and others to lead a disaster recovery initiative for small businesses and their low-wage workers. Our $45 million program, the Lower Manhattan Small Business & Workforce Retention Project, was credited with saving or creating over 6,000 jobs in Lower Manhattan.