of U.S. households cannot afford basic housing, food, childcare & transportation costs
Join us in our work to improve the economic well-being of our neighbors by advocating for strong public policies that make a difference - locally and in Washington D.C.
Our Strategy Includes:
- Research on best practices, key findings and trends in the communities we serve
- Advocating for the needs of small business owners and low- and moderate-income families
- Educating public officials in Sacramento and D.C.
Opportunity Fund and the Responsible Business Lending Coalition understand that the way small businesses borrow money is being transformed. Innovators are providing faster and easier ways to borrow, and increasing access to credit in communities that have been underserved.
This transformation will achieve its potential only if it is built on transparency, fairness, and putting the rights of borrowers at the center of the lending process.
To that end, we have identified the six fundamental financing rights that we believe all small businesses deserve. We encourage the entire small business financing industry to join us in upholding these rights.