Award-winning and innovative, Opportunity Fund is tackling economic inequality so that hard work and perseverance means a shot at getting ahead, not just struggling to get by.
Opportunity Fund has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, for our commitment to accountability and transparency.
To drive economic mobility by delivering affordable capital and responsible financial solutions to determined entrepreneurs and communities.
We envision an inclusive world in which all entrepreneurs and communities have the opportunity to make their dreams come true.
Message from Founder, Eric Weaver
At the beginning - when Opportunity Fund was just an idea - we didn’t know if small amounts of money and financial advice could be enough to enable people to make big changes for the better. But I believed there was a way for working people to achieve life goals that once seemed out of reach, simply because they didn’t have the financial means or know-how. Since 1994, we have seen individuals grow small businesses that provide sustainable incomes, care for themselves and their families in ways they only dreamed - by buying a house or sending their children to college - and create jobs in their communities. Most tell us that they could not have done it without the help Opportunity Fund provided. But to me, it’s clear: all our clients needed was your belief in them and a chance to succeed.
I am proud that Opportunity Fund’s investors and staff recognize that entrepreneurship, hard work, and ideas—the pillars of Silicon Valley businesses—are also the pillars of its lower income communities. Together, we are building a diverse, vibrant community where opportunity, knowledge, and access to capital are within reach for everyone living in California and beyond.