Grow your business and cultivate opportunities for Deaf success!

The CSD Social Venture Fund (CSD SVF) builds partnerships with Deaf-led businesses. These businesses exemplify CSD values by:

Enhancing Deaf Economic Power

 

Employing Deaf People

 

Creating Social Change

 

We at the CSD SVF are committed to the success of our partners by investing in Deaf entrepreneurs and providing tools that each of them needs to take root, grow, and flourish. Our commitment to strengthening the Deaf business ecosystem alongside our partners helps foster an empowered Deaf community.

History

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Deaf-Owned Eateries Forge Path To Fight Joblessness Among Those With Hearing Loss

September 6, 2018 8:02 AM ET MEAGHAN CLARK TIERNAN Mozzeria is one of the most talked-about pizzerias in the heart of a vibrant San Francisco neighborhood. Every staff member employed at the restaurant identifies as deaf or hard of hearing. Courtesy of Mozzeria, San Francisco I can feel the warmth from the wood-burning oven just over […]

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CSD Introduces Newest Chief Innovation Officer Dominic Lacy

Come and Meet CSD’s Newest Chief Innovation Officer: Dominic Lacy Dominic (Dom) Lacy was raised by Deaf parents who established high expectations in his studies, and he witnessed their dedication to ensure that access to education and sign language was provided him. That experience forever shaped him, and is why he is passionate about education […]

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CSD + DeafTax Partnership Press Release

Communication Service for the Deaf Names DeafTax.com as Its Second Social Venture Fund Partner Communication Service for the Deaf and DeafTax.com to Make Tax Preparation More Accessible for the Deaf Community Nationwide NEW YORK (PRWEB) JANUARY 11, 2018 Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) has selected DeafTax.com as its second business partner for the CSD Social […]

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CSD + Mozzeria Partnership Press Release

Communication Service for the Deaf Names Deaf-Owned Mozzeria First Business Partner of its Social Venture Fund – First of its Kind in the United States Communication Service for the Deaf names San Francisco-based Mozzeria – a Deaf-owned Neopolitan pizzeria – the first business partner of its new Social Venture Fund. CSD’s investment will help expand […]

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CSD Announces First-Ever Social Venture Fund for Deaf-Owned Businesses

Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) Launches First Ever Social Venture Fund for Deaf-Owned Businesses, During National Deaf Awareness Month Multi-Million Dollar Fund to Combat 70% Unemployment Rate for Deaf Americans NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) announced the creation of the CSD Social Venture Fund, the first-ever social […]

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Meet the CSD SVF Team

Dominic Lacy

Dominic Lacy

Dom is an occasional reader of leadership books (currently reading “Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time” by Keith Ferrazzi with Tahl Raz), a wannabe wine connoisseur, and loves both sand and snow!  Dom has worked in consulting for 14 years for different Fortune 500 clients around the world.  From strategy to operations across multiple industries, he brings a wealth of experience and is excited about how he can help CSD SVF’s partners achieve growth, impact, and success.

Michael Catron

Michael Catron

Michael is an avid adventure seeker, loves to cook and eat, and is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. As the founder of a nonprofit organization, the owner of two different businesses, and a proactive doer, he wants to see the number of entrepreneurs grow in the Deaf community and, in turn, create bigger impact on people’s daily life. He is thrilled to share his experience, which ranges from innovative strategy to sales, with CSD SVF’s partners to ensure their thriving growth and success.

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