News & Press Releases

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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In the News | August 10, 2020

Small businesses need more — and better — relief to survive COVID

We’re living through the cruelest summer for small businesses in recent memory. Despite federal legislation aimed at keeping them afloat during the pandemic, many are drowning. To survive the uncertain months ahead, small businesses need more support from policymakers, and they need it now.

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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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