Press Releases

Press Releases | January 5, 2021

Opportunity Fund Partners with Meriwest Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, and UMe Credit Union, Increasing Small Businesses’ Access to Credit

As small businesses struggle to access affordable capital during the COVID-19 pandemic, California's leading nonprofit lender joins forces with community-based financial institutions

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Press Releases | December 22, 2020

Passage of Relief Package a Good Start to Help Vulnerable Small Businesses, But More Work Must Be Done

Statement by Gwendy Brown, Vice President of Research and Policy at Accion Opportunity Fund, the nation’s leading nonprofit small business lender, on Congress’s passage Monday of a new COVID-19 relief package.

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Press Releases | November 10, 2020

Opportunity Fund Partners with Lendio and Funding Circle, Increasing Small Businesses’ Access to Credit

Opportunity Fund, the nation’s leading nonprofit microlender to small businesses, today announced new partnerships with Funding Circle, the leading small business loan platform in the United States, and Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, designed to substantially increase small business owners' access to transparent, affordable and responsible credit.

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Press Releases | September 30, 2020

Accion Opportunity Fund Welcomes Female Tech Pioneers to its Board of Directors

Lata Krishnan, Juanita Lott, and Caretha Coleman – all pioneering women of color in the tech industry – have been elected to serve on Accion Opportunity Fund’s Board of Directors

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Press Releases | August 6, 2020

MacKenzie Scott Makes Largest Gift in Accion Opportunity Fund’s History, Accelerating Support for Businesses Owned by People of Color, Women and Immigrants through $15 Million Grant

$15 million in philanthropy amplifies work of the nation’s leading nonprofit small business lender and helps launch $100 million capacity-building campaign in a time when resources are most needed

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Press Releases | July 27, 2020

RBLC Applauds Passage of New York State’s Small Business Truth in Lending Act

The Responsible Business Lending Coalition (RBLC), the only cross-sector coalition whose members represent nonprofit and for-profit lenders, investors, and small business advocates, commends the passage of the New York State Small Business Truth in Lending Act. This legislation represents the nation’s strongest commercial lending disclosure requirements, just as small businesses need protection the most.

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