Our Mission

Pacific Community Ventures works to create jobs and economic opportunity in lower-income communities. We achieve our mission through small business loans; impact investing policy; and business advising and consulting.
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Meet Our Companies

Over the past decade, we've helped thousands of small businesses create thousands of jobs. Our companies have shown job growth at ten times the national average, with 50% of our companies female-owned, and 56% minority-owned. Meet some of our companies!
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Latest News and Publications

September 17, 2014

Catching Up With Petit Collage

Last year Petit Collage received $150,000 through PCV’s loan program, plus free expert advice through our Business Advising program. So how is Petit Collage doing?

September 16, 2014

New Blog Series! Impact Investing 101

What is impact investing? Despite the impression commonly given by dense, jargon-packed articles on the topic, impact investing is really about a very simple idea: that markets should work for social and environmental good as well as profit. 

September 15, 2014

Meet Our Companies

Over the past decade, Pacific Community Ventures has helped thousands of small businesses create thousands of jobs. Meet some of our companies!

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September 12, 2014

CalPERS California Initiative 2013: Creating Opportunities in California’s Underserved Markets

The California Initiative has committed over $1 billion to companies located in traditionally underserved markets, primarily, but not exclusively, located in California. The Initiative has sought to discover and invest in opportunities that may have been bypassed or not reviewed by other sources of investment capital. The California Initiative’s primary objective is to generate attractive financial returns, meeting or exceeding private equity benchmarks.

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September 12, 2014

CalPERS for California 2013

The fourth annual report documenting the California Public Employees Retirement System's $20.8 billion of investments in California as of June 30, 2013. The report provides an examination of the broad ancillary benefits of all CalPERS investments in California across asset classes.

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April 18, 2014

PCV Annual Report 2013

  PCV had its most impactful year ever in 2013! Read our Annual Report to learn more about how PCV is creating economic opportunities in underserved...

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