Founded in 2014, The BALSA Foundation is a volunteer-run organization of entrepreneurs, scientists, community leaders, and young professionals. The Foundation aims to make entrepreneurship accessible – and success attainable – to everyone.
We believe that helping first-time entrepreneurs start and grow their business is an effective way to promote community, equity, and economic growth in our region. We are passionate about providing opportunities to thrive especially to those in our underserved communities.
We are the philanthropic arm of The BALSA Group, and serve to fulfill its mission of community service. From The BALSA Group we obtain significant financial support and the expertise of its members and alumni.
The BALSA Foundation holds office hours at Venture Cafe from 6:00-7:00pm every fourth Thursday of the month. Visit us with questions about how we can help you turn your idea into a business.