Get Involved

Do you share our commitment to inclusion and to financial access, education, and opportunities for all New Yorkers, whether they crossed an ocean to get here, or just the East River? Here are ways you can help us help our clients create paths to self-sufficiency.


Invest where your funds will have impact and tangible results. When you support hard-working, underserved New York business owners and entrepreneurs they build better futures for themselves and their families, create jobs, and contribute to the financial health and well-being of their communities.

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We are very grateful to all our supporters, past and present. With their support, our clients can build better futures for themselves and their families and contribute to the health and well-being of their communities. If you’d like more information on how to get involved, contact Claire Gohorel, Senior Manager of Development and Grants Administration, at or 212.898.7815. 

Current Investors

  • Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
  • Wells Fargo Diverse Community Capital Program
  • OFN and HSBC’s G2G CDFI Fund
  • Grow with Google Small Business fund
  • Sachs Family Foundation

Pro-Bono Services

  • Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • ReServe Inc.

Government Funders

  • CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Empire State Development
  • NYC City District 25 Council Member Shekar Krishnan
  • NYC Small Business Services
  • Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

Corporate/Foundation Funders

  • Alphadyne Foundation
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Brooklyn Legal Services
  • BXE Capital
  • Capital One
  • Citi Community Development
  • Citi Foundation
  • Customers Bank
  • Dime Community Bank
  • The Durst Family Foundation
  • First Republic Bank
  • HSBC Bank, N.A.
  • The Hyde and Watson Foundation
  • M&T Charitable Foundation
  • The M&T Charitable Foundation Amplify Fund-New York
  • Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • National CAPCD
  • The New York Women’s Foundation
  • Opportunity Finance Network/CDFI Technology Grant Program supported by
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • Santander Bank
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • The Valentine Perry Snyder Fund
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wells Fargo Diverse Community Capital Program

Individual Donors

  • Visionary ($10,000+)
  • Kim and Bill Anderson
  • Edward Emerson
  • Shannon Jefferson-Stellato
  • Khodosh Family Fund
  • Champion ($1,000+)
    Mary Lynn Halland
    Nitin Jindal
    Takashi Koseki
    Ke Li
    Andre Pelham-Braithwaite
    Doug Riley
    Margaret Segal
    James S. and Roberta F. Vaughan
    Deanna Wilson Charitable Fund
  • Advocate ($250+)
    Adina Abramowitz
    Tom Battley
    A. Davidson
    Barbara Eckblad
    Roberto Evans
    Tshering Gurung
    Laura Hansen
    Jill Lyons
    Barbara Marest
    Leonid Ostrovsky
    Alison Overseth
    Maria Paulino
    Sarina Prabasi
    Mike Sasaki
    Harpreet Sidhu
    Simon Simon
    Francess Smith
    Megan Teare
    Vladimir Teriokhin
    Maximilian Weiner
    Vicki Weiner
    Eugene Williams
    Erik Wogstad
  • Ally ($100+)
    Chelsea Adler
    Nancy Ali
    Leslie Benoliel
    Devon Braunstein
    Eric Burl
    Gregory Cohen and Viviane Arzoumanian
    Yoko Cohen
    Emily Crossan
    Cambao De Duong
    Tenzin Dechen
    Tsetan Dekyi
    Marina Ebrus
    Nick Elders
    Aleksandr Epelbaum
    Khadija Fajry
    Calvin Fletcher
    Lucille Friscia and Jill Price
    Gary Galvin
    Juan Gonzalez
    Denys Gorbatiuk
    Yangchen Gruben
    Jonathan Gutman
    Lauran Hartley
    The Hearn Family
    Christine Helm
    David Holder
    Laura Hoover
    Cody Jacobs
    Susan Jansen
    Harriet Just
    IyaSokoya Karade
    Aaron Lackman
    Eric Laughlin
    Lance Loethen
    Zachariah Logan
    Jessica Martin
    Michelle McCloskey
    Sonia Mukhi
    Asisat Muldoon
    Blake Myers
    Nelson Nigel
    Mabel Pais
    Elli Papadopoulos
    Matt Patterson
    Patricia A. Richter
    Steven Ritzel
    Cynthia Rogers
    Gili Ronen Ziegler
    David Rosenn
    Mingma Sherpa
    Renata Stepanov
    Dong Tran
    Jon Vosper
    Maisha Walker
    Sheila Weinberg
    Shoshanna Wiesner
    Kartini Wilson
    Galina Zavyalove
    Steven Zelin
    Ying Zhou
  • Friend
    Betsy A.
    Marjana Ababovic
    William Abrams
    Autumn Adeigbo
    Danielle Adler
    Nicole Adler
    Betsy Alley-Strocher
    Karin M. Almquist
    Yasmin Badri
    Brian Blake
    Jonathan Bowles
    Phurba Choesang
    Marian Cicolello
    Debi Coffield
    Briana Como
    Alexandra Crosier
    Karen Dabson
    Vishwanath Dasma
    Daniel Delehanty
    Gerri Detweiler
    Bernard Domingo
    Jared Domingos
    Diane Donley
    Helen Feinberg
    Warner A. Fite
    Fred Gitner
    Claire Gohorel
    Mukhiya Gurung
    Judith Haas
    Terry Hamilton
    Joanna Hubbs
    Jo Imeson
    Heidi Klaimitz
    Jason Kohl
    Vicki Korlishin
    Yuri Kurashvili
    Phillip L. Black
    Lance and Mary Laver
    Tetyana Lavrova
    Pamela Lawton
    Robin Lee
    Kayoko Lyons
    Justin Marcus
    Nicole Mas
    Mark Masterson
    Christopher McNally
    Alberto Michieli
    Jennifer A. Mudd
    Jenifer Mudd
    Christopher Murrill
    Suazi P.
    Michael Palma Mir
    Sameer Patel
    Archana Pokhrel
    Yisabel Rodriguez
    Phyllis Rosen
    Barbara Ross
    Anne Saint-Pierre
    Sarah Sanders
    Fabiola Santos-Gaerlan
    Jon Schwartz
    Esuasi Segbefia
    Deepti Sharma
    Grace Tappin
    Elizabeth Tarpy
    Brian Vail
    Lillian Vail
    Catherine Ventura
    Ann Victor
    Rivkah Walton
    Toni Weirauch
    Marva Williams
    Lisa Wright
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We are grateful for the support of our partners.  If you would like to explore options of how your organization can help further our mission of empowering immigrant entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, please contact Tshering Gurung at [email protected] or 347.730.6468.

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Brighton Beach Business Improvement District (BID)


Core Vision Foundation, Inc

International Rescue Committee (IRC)



NYC Department of Small Business Services


Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC)


Start Small Think Big




United Sherpa Association (USA), Inc.

Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS)

Women Enterprise Action Loan Fund

Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA)

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We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteers make important contributions to Accompany Capital including:

  • Business professionals who mentor business clients and conduct workshops
  • Undergraduate and graduate students who conduct research, analyze data reports and assist with marketing and publicity
  • High school students who intern in our offices

If you are interested in volunteering your time, expertise and talents, please contact Tsetan Dekyi [email protected] or 845-241-3691.

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Since 1997, Accompany Capital has been a trusted resource for affordable capital and technical support for small business owners across New York City. Donations help create vital new businesses, retain jobs, and build pathways to prosperity for refugees, immigrants, and women entrepreneurs.

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Accompany Capital is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by federal law.

We accept donations online or by check, stock, or crypto. For questions about how to support our work, please contact Claire Gohorel.

Please mail donations to:
Accompany Capital
PO Box 3181
New York, NY 10008











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Leonid Ostrovsky Lending Fellowship

We are very pleased to announce the creation of the Leonid Ostrovsky Lending Fellowship in memory of our beloved late colleague who served at Accompany Capital from 1997 to 2023.

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This is an early-career opportunity for individuals with an interest in small business lending to immigrants and refugees. Previous related work experience is not required. Fluency in a second language, particularly one that is helpful to communities we serve, is highly desirable.

This full-time paid position will require a 12-month commitment to work at Accompany Capital’s office in Jackson Heights, Queens.

The Leonid Ostrovsky Lending Fellow will have the opportunity to receive on-the-job training in leads management, underwriting small business loans, pre and post loan technical assistance, file management, collections, reporting and community outreach and marketing. The Fellow will also engage in research projects and receive mentoring from senior loan officers.

Candidate will receive on-the-job training to undertake the following key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of comprehensive credit memoranda for Loan Committee review based on loan application data and other pertinent information collected from the loan applicant(s) and various sources.
  • Prepare spreadsheets and analyze loan client financial statements and tax returns.
  • Ensure that all credit memoranda are accurate and complete with proper loan structuring, identify risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies, and adhere to Accompany Capital’s Loan Policies and Procedures.
  • Attend Loan Committee meetings and, as needed, participate in credit discussions with Loan Committee members.


  • Keen interest in small business lending.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, finance, or economics.
  • Proficiency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly one that is helpful to communities we serve, is highly desirable.
  • Desire to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Interest in technology and how to adopt new systems to increase efficiency.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within New York City to engage in marketing and outreach activities.
  • Authorization to work in the US.


Accompany Capital is currently following a hybrid work policy with three days in the office and two days working remotely; however, this is subject to change.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary: $48,000 per year
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Holiday, vacation, and sick pay

How to Apply

Please submit the following to [email protected] by September 1st:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and how your education and experiences have prepared you for this role

Please email [email protected] or call 212-898-7815 if you have any questions about the fellowship or application process.

This Fellowship is named in memory of Accompany Capital’s Chief Lending Officer from 1997 to 2023, who left an indelible mark on the CDFI sector. Leonid’s passion for small business lending to underserved communities inspired us to create an opportunity for early career professionals, or those wishing to make a career change, to learn and gain paid experience. The Leonid Ostrovsky Lending Fellowship will learn how to provide access to capital to immigrant, refugee, and other underserved entrepreneurs, the importance of which he understood as a Ukrainian refugee.

If you’re interested in supporting the Leonid Ostrovsky Lending Fellowship, please contact Claire Gohorel for more information or donate here.

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