Supporting Small Businesses: The Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund - Onigilly

The Opportunity Fund is a leading microlender to small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area – creating jobs and economic activity by providing small loans to Bay Area entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The San Francisco Foundation’s Program-Related Investment Fund provided a $500,000 loan to The Opportunity Fund that will be leveraged to make upward of $1.5 million to small businesses that are unable to access bank financing due to their size, credit history, or lack of collateral.

As of June 2013, Opportunity Fund had $6.6 million lent out to small business owners in the Bay Area. The low and moderate-income borrowers selected by The Opportunity Fund are all women or ethnic minorities.

Read A Delicious Return on Investment a post about Onigilly, one of the small businesses launched through this loan, and profiled in The San Francisco Chronicle.

Learn more about the Program Related Investment Fund and other borrowers making a transformative impact in the Bay Area.

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