The State of Small Business
We’re excited to announce PCV’s 2020 Impact Report. We worked with over 1,000 small business owners in 2020, as COVID-19 hit and demand for our advising and capital grew 10,000%. In 2021 we’re doubling down on our commitment to Build Forward Better so entrepreneurs can start and grow businesses, create good jobs, and grow the wealth of their families and communities.
Programs & Services
Too many people struggle to make ends meet because they haven’t been given a fair shake. Pacific Community Ventures empowers small business owners and helps impact investors make investments that create shared prosperity and sustainable communities through a “Good Jobs, Good Business” model. We combine affordable loans with pro-bono advising; impact measurement, evaluation and research; and tools and small grants to create good-quality jobs that address racial and gender wealth gaps.
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 or Funded
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.