Building An Economy That Works For Everyone
Pacific Community Ventures engages small businesses, impact investors, and policymakers to build an economy that works for everyone. We do this by empowering small business owners with working capital, free advice and mentorship, and access to the networks they need to grow their companies. Our programs strengthen local economies, create good jobs for working people, and stimulate private and public investment in underserved communities.
PCV Small Business Advising
creates economic opportunity by empowering entrepreneurs. We match small business owners with expert business advisors and mentors who provide tailored, hands-on assistance to grow their businesses.
PCV Small Business Lending
helps communities grow by investing in people who build businesses and generate jobs in their neighborhoods. We provide small business loans to entrepreneurs across the state of California, with a focus on underserved borrowers such as women, people of color, and veterans.
is an impact investing research and consulting practice that provides information and analysis to investors and policymakers with the goal of driving capital to social purpose. Our research, field-building efforts, and advisory services have influenced capital markets for over a decade.
Meet Our Companies
Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of small businesses create tens of thousands of jobs. Our companies have shown job growth at eleven times the national average. Over 50% of our companies are female-owned, and 56% are owned by people of color. Meet some of our advised and funded companies!
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Our Six-Year Impact
PCV’s unique ecosystem of programs work together to catalyze the creation of community wealth and to drive lasting, positive economic change for working people in the neighborhoods that need them most. Our programs strengthen local economies, create new quality jobs, and stimulate private and public investment in underserved communities.