Helping people with limited incomes start and sustain small businesses.

Commercial Kitchen Survey

Enterprise for Equity is grateful for the opportunity to use QuestionPro to launch our South Sound Commercial Kitchen User Survey. The survey results will help us understand the potential need for a large commercial kitchen facility and explore programs and initiatives to better assist the people we serve and others who want to launch and grow their food-based enterprises. Our South Sound Commercial Kitchen User Survey can be found here:

News & Announcements

Community Wealth Building-Community Forum March 17, 2015

Community Wealth Building: What is it & Why is it so important?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 South Puget Sound Community College Student Union Building (SUB)
Refreshments: 6:00-6:45 pm
Presentation: 7:00-9:00 pm
Tickets: $15 per person


Presented in collaboration with The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, Thurston Asset Building Coalition, Northwest Cooperative Development Center and the Thurston County Economic Development Council and Enterprise for Equity.

This forum will ask, “What can be done?”

Community wealth building addresses some of the essential elements of a more just, equitable and sustainable system.

Community Wealth Building refers to local talent, capacity and institutions, rebuilding capital to strengthen and create locally-owned family and community-owned businesses.

This event will feature special guest Ted Howard, co-founder and Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative, a national nonprofit research insitution dedicated to developing new ways to build community wealth and stronger local economies. Please visit for more information.Ted Howard

Tickets available here:

For more information about The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, please visit:

FREE 2014 Tax Prep Assistance



For more information on this program and many others, please visit the Thurston Asset Building Coalition at

Dependable Strengths workshop returns May 2015!

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Financial Education Classes begin January 7, 2015!

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Financial Education provided by Enterprise for Equity is FREE! and open to the public with advance registration.
Call 360-704-3375 x3 or email for more information and to enroll.


Many low-income working individuals and families qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which you can find out more about on our Whom We Serve page.

“Enterprise for Equity provided me with the support I needed to find a way to fit into the work force. My ideas and organization skills were recognized as strengths and the interactions with others broke up the routine pattern of isolation I sometimes get in.”

“I have had struggles with DSHS about self-employment as a viable option for getting off welfare, but many of the skills I learned in class gave me the resource base necessary to demonstrate my business could successfully meet requirements for getting my family off welfare.”

Enterprise for Equity Graduate