Press Releases

Press Releases | March 27, 2020

Nonprofit Lender Opportunity Fund Teams Up With Bay Area Small Business to Feed Students During School Closings

With many schools closing due to COVID-19, Opportunity Fund has teamed with local small business Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas to ensure students in East Palo Alto receive daily meals; Opportunity Fund mobilizing small business clients and donors to scale the program and encourages communities across the country to use the model to help at-risk populations and support restaurant and other food purveyors

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Press Releases | March 26, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Package Provides Important Small Business Assistance, But Much More Must be Done to Help Vulnerable Entrepreneurs

Opportunity Fund’s Vice President of Research and Policy, Gwendy Brown, issued the following statement in response to the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by the Senate--calling for the appropriation of $1 billion for the CDFI Fund in a final bill to help the most vulnerable small businesses, and automatic approval of CDFIs as authorized stimulus fund lenders.

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In the News, Press Releases | March 26, 2020

Opportunity Fund’s LA Event Postponed

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Press Releases | March 13, 2020

Responsible Business Lending Coalition Endorses New York State Small Business Truth in Lending Act

The Responsible Business Lending Coalition applauds the leadership of Assemblyman Zebrowski for introducing Assembly Bill A10118, which will bring common-sense transparency standards to small business financing in the State of New York.

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Press Releases | March 12, 2020

With Small Businesses Hurting from Coronavirus, Nonprofit Lender Opportunity Fund Prepares Response

Many Opportunity Fund small business clients like Tamales Los Mayas, which sells thousands of tamales at Golden State Warriors games, to a local school district and at most of the Bay Area’s biggest tech companies, will require support as they suffer a drop in consumer demand

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Press Releases | March 11, 2020

Opportunity Fund and the Accion U.S. Network Combine Efforts to Drive Small Business Access to Credit and Advisory Services in the U.S.

Opportunity Fund, the country’s leading nonprofit small business lender, and the Accion U.S. Network, the U.S. affiliate of global nonprofit Accion that has led a nationwide network of community lenders since 2011, will join efforts to form Accion Opportunity Fund, effective immediately.

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