Credit Crunch

Opportunity Fund steps in to help families in time of need. LEARN MORE

Saving for Citizenship

Opportunity Fund begins opening Citizenship IDAs, helping 103 people save and apply for citizenship this year.

Microfinance, CA Conference

Opportunity Fund hosts a first-of-its-kind conference on microfinance in California that was met with overwhelming interest. LEARN MORE

Kiva US Launch

Opportunity Fund is selected by Kiva as one of two partners to bring Kiva's innovative social lending platform to the US. LEARN MORE

Recovery Awards

As a leading CDFI in the Bay Area, Opportunity Fund receives over $37 million in Recovery Act grant funding and lending authority to help the region's struggling families. LEARN MORE

$10 Million

Opportunity Fund hits $10M in both microfinance programs this year. LEARN MORE

Opportunity Funders

A membership circle is born that enables individuals to learn about microfinance in the Bay Area while volunteering their time and their talents. LEARN MORE

Save Together

Opportunity Fund partners with SaveTogether to launch an online marketplace for matched savings that allows individuals to match our clients' savings directly. LEARN MORE

Opportunity Fund Goes to DC

Opportunity Fund CEO and client visit with Timothy Geithner, the SBA, and the Obama administration to talk about banks and small business lending.

Opportunity Fund 2.0

Opportunity Fund hosts a dinner to celebrate the launch of our online platforms and recognize the investors that helped start it all.



Gifts pledged or received between July 2008 – November 2009



City of San Jose

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

U.S. Department of the Treasury, CDFI Fund

$100,000 - 299,999

Aspen Institute/Scale Academy for Microenterprise Development

Bank of America

Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation

Gurley Family Fund

The James Irvine Foundation

Sacred Heart Community Service/US Dept. of Health and Human Services American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Sand Hill Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Sobrato Family Foundation

United Way Silicon Valley

Wachovia Foundation

WANDA/Women’s Foundation of California

$50,000 - 99,999

Citi/Citi Foundation

F.B. Heron Foundation

Franklin and Catherine Johnson Foundation

Leslie Family Foundation

Y&H Soda Foundation

U.S. Small Business Administration

Wells Fargo

$20,000 - 49,999

Charles Schwab Bank

Comerica Bank

Electronic Arts Matching Gifts Program

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Walter and Elise Haas Fund

Heritage Bank of Commerce

The Massena Foundation

Merrill Lynch Community Development Company, LLC

Andrew and Debra Rachleff

Silicon Valley Bank

The Tundra Glacier Fund † 

$10,000 - 19,999

Bredt Family Foundation†

CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity)

Cathay Bank

City National Bank

Hammond Family Foundation†*

Carl Kawaja and Gwendolyn Holcombe Foundation

Melanie and Oliver Miao

Harrison Miller, Board Member, and Clare McCamy

Union Bank of California

$1,000 - 9,999

Atkinson Foundation

Bridge Bank

Bridgewood Fieldwater Foundation

Clearinghouse CDFI

Tom and Ellen Ehrlich

The Elfenworks Foundation

First Bank

Carol and Philip Fortuna

Fremont Bank

Robert E. Friedman

Glikbarg Foundation

James Gassel

Kathryn Green Fund†


Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation

David Krimm, Board Member

Laura and Gary Lauder Philanthropic Fund

The Nachtsheim Family Foundation

Ash McNeely, Board Member

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Northern California Community Loan Fund

Mark and Diane Parnes

Pew Charitable Trusts

Nancy Ragey, Board Member, and Joseph Ragey

Marc Rand, Board Member

Craig Robinson

Snelling Charitable Fund

Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor

Julia Sze Fund

TOSA Foundation

United Commercial Bank

Denise Yamamoto and Josh Hannah

Youstra Family Foundation †

$1 - 999


Hilary Abell, Board Member

Leila Adell††

David Ai

American Express Charitable Fund

Lorna Basso

Anne Blackman

Rich Bodo††

Paula Brogan††

Virginia Brown

Roxann Burns, Board Member

Eric Chen††

Kim Cheung††

Charles Chew and Patricia-Ann Bossert

Susan Cronk††

A. Peter Davies and Dyane Matas

Lokelani Devone

Mary Ellen Dick

Dawn Dobras

Peter and Elizabeth Dumanian

Paul and Mary Engstrom

Adam Feder and Jennifer Pence

Bert Feuss

John and Hyacinth Fleming

Sean Foote

Linda Gardner

Matt Glickman and Susan Hwang

Connie and Alice George

Venessa Henlon

Rod Hsiao††

Stephen Huntington

Jo Ishida††

Arun Israel††

Sam Kanakamedala††

Lisa Kanemoto

Jennifer Lyn Kassan

Michael and Frances Kieschnick

Mike Kim††

Paul Knowlton††

Tatyana Kozachek††

Pat Krackov, Board Member

Roberta Krackov

Tin Kyaw Lin††

Masha Lisak††

Michelle Longosz and Matthew Hammer

William Lucas††

Christopher and Liz Lynch

Mona Masri

Marjorie Matthews, Board Member

Kanako McPhail††

Lisa Mensah

Jeffrey Merkowitz and Molly Savitz

Judy Merrill

Michael Morell

Angela Nguyen-Dinh††

David Okazaki

Chris Parkinson††

Arti Patel††

David and Alice Patrick

Perri Family Fund

Jackie Porter††

Ghassan Rafeedie

Veena Rajamaran††

Glenn Ramel††

Susana Razo††

Susan Roberts

Leslie Roulias††

Jill Schulte

Robert S. Shoffner, Board Member

Justin Silverman††

Adele Simmons

Julie Smith

Joe and Christine Stafford

Wei Sun††

Theresa Talany††

Karen Voisinet

Nicholas Wagner

James and Mary Weaver

Joe Witte††

† Donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation

†† Opportunity Funder

*American Dream Match Fund Silicon Valley donor