News & Press Releases

In the News | December 16, 2019

Eric Weaver on KPFA radio: Community Reinvestment Act

Opportunity Fund founder Eric Weaver was on KPFA radio discussing the Community Reinvestment Act.

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In the News | December 11, 2019

Luz Urrutia’s Dedication to Opportunity

When Luz Urrutia speaks, you listen. Indeed, she’s as direct, poised and knowledgeable as CEOs come — and her delightfully distinctive voice could easily command any room — but it’s her passion that pulls you in like a vortex. It comes from a deep understanding of, and shared experience with, the communities she’s catapulting toward financial success.

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In the News | December 6, 2019

‘Buyer Beware’ Is No Way To Fund A Small Business

Two trends are coalescing in ways that threaten the nation's small businesses, particularly the underrepresented women, minorities, veterans and immigrants for whom entrepreneurship represents both a chance at personal achievement and a way to climb the economic ladder.

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In the News | November 18, 2019

Immigrant lands contract to sell tamales at Warriors’ new basketball arena

Alicia Villanueva started selling tamales door to door, now this Mexican immigrant has hit a major milestone with Opportunity Funded ‘Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas’. She signed a contract to sell tamales at the Golden State Warriors’ new arena in San Francisco. Luis Megid shares her story.

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Press Releases | November 18, 2019

Opportunity Fund Announces Launch of Largest National Loan Fund for the Growth of Latino-owned Small Businesses in Partnership with NALCAB and Wells Fargo

The Wells Fargo Foundation has made a historic $10 million grant to NALCAB - National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders and select partners including Opportunity Fund, to support growth-oriented lending to minority-owned businesses nationwide through a network of Latino-led nonprofit business lenders. The new Acceso Loan Fund is designed to help diverse entrepreneurs scale to a greater size, expanding their revenue, impact on the economy and ability to provide jobs.

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In the News | October 2, 2019

Community Opportunity

September 2019 — Access to capital and opportunity is a critical challenge for many low- and moderate-income groups in the US, as Deutsche Bank’s Community Development Finance Group explains to Neil Jensen.

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