About Pacific Community Ventures
"The day I learned about PCV was the luckiest day of my life. We've had roundtables, one-on-one advising, attended educational workshops and learned from all the other entrepreneurs. PCV's help has been the most valuable consulting we've ever had. Our sales are up and we're feeling ready!"
Bibby Gignilliat, Founder & CEO, Parties That Cook
Pacific Community Ventures’ mission is to create jobs and economic opportunity in lower-income communities through the direct support of small businesses as well as by advocating for systemic change to increase investment in these vulnerable communities. We fulfill our mission through three core programs:
PCV recruits California’s brightest business minds to volunteer their expertise to help promising small businesses grow and create jobs in lower-income communities. PCV’s community of advisors, entrepreneurs and partner organizations provide small business owners with knowledge and resources to help them and their employees excel. Our focus is on brick-and-mortar small businesses that have the potential to create quality jobs in vulnerable communities.
The impact of the Business Advising program is carefully recorded and analyzed by our internal impact assessment team so that we can continue to provide gold-standard services to the small businesses that we support. Since its start in 1998, the Business Advising program has helped over 3,000 small businesses create jobs and opportunities in neighborhoods that need them most.
PCV’s Small Business Advising Integrated Lending Fund (SAIL Fund) provides debt capital and resources to high growth Bay Area businesses that create jobs and opportunities in lower income communities. PCV is one of the first organizations to fully integrate pre-loan technical assistance, debt capital and post-funding business advising through the full term of the loan, to support small business owners and ensure that capital is deployed effectively to yield profitable business growth and sustainable job creation.
Similarly, Pacific Community Management, PCV’s affiliated double bottom line investment funds, provides equity investments and hands-on guidance to high-growth California businesses that bring significant economic gains to lower-income employees as well as deliver exceptional financial returns to business owners and investors.
Out of the desire to assess our own social impact, PCV created InSight which is one of the preeminent independent evaluators of non-financial performance outputs. Over the course of the last 10 years, InSight has grown to provide impact evaluation services to some of the most prominent investment and philanthropic institutions in the US.
InSight also conducts policy research in the areas of impact investing and small business needs to drive capital and resources to underserved communities. This thought leadership practice completes the organizations ecosystem of support for both small businesses and social enterprises to ensure lasting positive change in some of our most vulnerable communities.
Pacific Community Ventures creates jobs and economic opportunity in lower-income communities through the direct support of small businesses as well as by advocating for systemic change to increase investment in these vulnerable communities.
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