Programs & Services
Too many people struggle to make ends meet because they haven’t been given a fair shake. We believe that by investing in small businesses, creating good jobs for working people, and making markets work for social good, we can create a world where all people live in thriving communities. Pacific Community Ventures helps small business owners grow and create good local jobs through a “Good Jobs, Good Business” model that combines affordable loans with pro-bono mentoring, tools and incentives to create quality jobs, social impact evaluation and field building research. Our programs empower small business owners and help impact investors make investments that create shared prosperity and sustainable communities.
We provide small business loans to entrepreneurs across California, investing in the people who build businesses and generate jobs in our neighborhoods.
Our BusinessAdvising.org platform connects small business owners across America with free and confidential expert business advising to help them seize opportunities and overcome challenges.
We develop impact strategies, design measurement and management systems, and conduct evaluations to help investors make more effective investments.
We provide investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to create economic opportunity in underserved communities
We’re working with entrepreneurs and investors to create higher-quality jobs and more equitable communities. In the last two decades, we’ve impacted the lives of thousands of small business owners who have created and grown tens of thousands of jobs.
Small Businesses Advised
Investment Raised To Support Good Jobs
In Impact Investments Evaluated
Good Jobs, Good Business
We know business owners like you want to provide really good jobs, but sometimes you’re not sure how to raise wages, add benefits, or engage employees in ways that work or your bottom line. The Good Jobs, Good Business Toolkit gives you the practical tools you need to offer jobs that balance the needs of the business with the needs of your employees.
Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen
Nani and Elias spent over two years working feverishly to grow their 10-table restaurant – with great success. When they had the opportunity to open a second location, banks turned them down, but PCV said yes.
Pacific Community Ventures was brought on to help Humanity United develop a social impact measurement and management framework, and a strategy for an impact investing initiative focused on reducing labor exploitation through investments in supply chain solutions.
Have a question or want more information about our small business or impact investing services? Contact us and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.