Pacific Community Ventures has fueled the economic recovery for low-income communities over the past five years. We’ve empowered small businesses on the ground to create quality jobs by providing working capital combined with expert business advice. At the same time, we know that fostering one small business at a time isn’t enough to combat economic inequality. That’s why we’ve also worked at a national and international level with policymakers and investors to build impact investing markets and drive more private capital toward social good and underserved communities.
Pacific Community Ventures creates economic opportunity in underserved communities through essential support networks for small business:
- Our research and policy work directs private capital to underserved communities and small businesses;
- From there, our advising services enable those businesses to succeed
- Our companies’ success makes them ready for additional investment, including capital from our loan program; that business’ growth creates jobs and stimulates the local economy
- Their success enables us to demonstrate our theory of change and draw more investment to underserved communities