Imagine what life is like when you don’t know where your next paycheck is coming from — or if your current paycheck doesn’t pay the bills. With the widest income gap since the ’20s, and increasingly limited economic mobility, the U.S. urgently needs new businesses that offer good jobs and investments that support underserved communities.
Pacific Community Ventures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that 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. We also provide customized research and advisory services to impact investors and policymakers to measure and communicate the social outcomes of investments and increase their impact. Our programs strengthen local economies, create new quality jobs, and stimulate private and public investment in underserved communities.
We fulfill our mission through four core programs:
PCV was launched in 1999 by two former Silicon Valley executives who saw the resources being made available to venture-backed tech startups (access to working capital, expert business advice, and extensive networks) and knew that independent businesses on Main Street would benefit from the same resources. Since our start, Pacific Community Ventures has helped over 4,000 small businesses grow and create tens of thousands of jobs in neighborhoods that need them most.
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