Small Business Loans

PCV’s mission is to create jobs and economic opportunities for small businesses located in or hiring from lower income communities. To achieve this end, our Small Business Advising Integrated Lending Fund (SAIL Fund) provides affordable small business loans from $50,000 to $200,000 to high-growth California businesses that are creating quality jobs in underserved communities. SAIL loans support businesses that pay living wages, offer benefits and provide career opportunities to help workers in underserved communities thrive and be successful.

SAIL small business loans are unique in that they integrate capital with expert-level business advice throughout the full term of the loan to ensure the long-term success of the borrower. SAIL borrowers meet with a PCV Advisor on a quarterly basis to make sure the loan is being deployed sustainably and that the business continues to grow and thrive. In addition to their quarterly meetings with a financial advisor, SAIL borrowers can also work with small business advisors in a variety of areas, such as marketing, HR and much more, as needed.

PCV SAIL small business loans put businesses on a path to ensure the long-term success of our borrowers.

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The Fine Print

Learn more about the SAIL Fund and read a list of minimum requirements that small businesses must meet to be eligible for a loan.

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Pre-Application

Is SAIL is a good fit for your small business? Fill out a pre-application and start the process of applying for a loan!

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Join us for our 2014 Annual Luncheon as an event sponsor and help us celebrate PCV’s unique ecosystem of programs that is helping to grow small businesses and social enterprises and create jobs where they are needed most. This year’s event will look at the policy work that PCV is doing across the globe to advance the impact investing economy, and will feature case studies that show how PCV’s work is creating an economy that works for everyone, where everyone who is able has work.

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