Microloans Change Lives
Entrepreneurship drives the creation of nearly two-thirds of all private-sector jobs and is a proven path to the middle class, yet not everyone has access to the capital they need to sustain or grow their business.
With a small amount of money and the opportunity to work hard in their own business, the results are astounding.
Those are just a few of the reasons why we provide microloans to underserved small businesses, particularly those owned by low- and moderate-income immigrants, people of color, and women.
- $2 in annual economic activity
Our Track Record
Opportunity Fund has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for our commitment to accountability and transparency.
From Out of Work to Working the Grill
Chef Tina had been out of work for three years. With a little gift from her father and a loan from Opportunity Fund, she was able to start her own booming barbecue business, Smoke Berkeley, where she employs primarily formerly homeless or incarcerated individuals.
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Opportunity in Action
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New publications now available.
Our truck lending offers both economic and environmental benefits.Read More
Grand opening of LA Family Housing!
Partially funded by our New Markets Tax Credits, LAFH opens to great fanfare. See where 10,000 formerly homeless residents now call home.Read More
Why I Support Opportunity Fund
"Opportunity Fund plays such a critical role in serving entrepreneurs in underserved communities, and we’re proud to support their efforts to provide accessible financial solutions to small business owners in communities throughout Southern and Central California.”Sarah Bowles, VP Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.