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.
Learn more about the SAIL Fund and read a list of minimum requirements that small businesses must meet to be eligible for a loan.
Is SAIL is a good fit for your small business? Fill out a pre-application and start the process of applying for a loan!
Latest News and Publications
March 06, 2014
Our Annual Luncheon date has been announced! We hope you join us.
March 03, 2014
February 26, 2014
January 06, 2014
Impact investing has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and for good reason. Impact investors look to make a profit while also making a positive social impact in communities that are overlooked by mainstream investors. By investing for both financial and social returns, impact investing helps to create an economy that works for everyone.
Over the past 16 years, PCV has been making impact investments to high-growth small businesses through our equity and debt funds, and also by investing intellectual capital to build these businesses, all while carefully monitoring the social impact that we are creating. This impact evaluation gives us the data we need to identify best practices in impact investing, and we share this expertise with investors around the world to grow the impact economy.
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.
November 07, 2013
“Impact Investing 2.0: The Way Forward – Insight from 12 Outstanding Funds”, created in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University and Impact Assets, identifies twelve high-performing funds that have seen both financial and social returns on their investments. This report is designed to be a resource for the broad community interested in the future of impact investing, but especially for impact investing practitioners – those fund managers, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and advisors creating and managing new and existing funds and working hard to achieve successful social and financial performance.
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