We all know that small businesses are vital to driving America’s economy forward: creating jobs and building economic opportunity for the families who run them. But did you know that 8,000 small businesses are denied for credit from a bank every day? This is where Opportunity Fund comes in - offering responsible loans to entrepreneurs in California and beyond.
I am proud to be a member of Opportunity Fund's Board of Directors. Together, we have set a bold goal to invest $400 million in over 9,000 businesses by 2020 - deepening our presence in California while expanding our reach to 12 new states.
Thanks to supporters like you, Opportunity Fund will be able to reach thousands more underserved business owners who are seizing opportunities to turn their dreams into achievements. And your support is critical to their success.
I hope you can join me today with a gift to Opportunity Fund and the clients we serve.