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The Alliance for Community Development
The Alliance for Community Development is a Bay Area 501(c)(3) not-for-profit dedicated to increasing access to capital and support for local, underrepresented entrepreneurs.
JPMorgan Chase Bank
We’re committed to empowering minority entrepreneurs
Look ahead with us.
Oakland Indie Alliance
WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF LOCAL, INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNERS
Community Bank of the Bay
Banking on a Better Future
Capital and Consulting
LISC Bay Area
Connecting communities with resources
WE ENVISION A FUTURE WHERE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR CAN BUILD WEALTH, LIVE IN HEALTHY PLACES FILLED WITH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, AND ARE READY TO MEET THE CHALLENGES POSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.
First to Believe in Small Business
Pacific Community Ventures
Investing in small businesses and making markets work for social good
Gellert Family Business Center
A resource hub for family business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area
East Oakland Entrepreneurship Forum
We recognize that business ownership is a crucial means for addressing the disproportionate economic disparities in communities of color, and in Black communities in particular.
Start Small Think Big
WE'RE ALL FOR SMALL Small businesses make a big difference. They support families, neighborhoods, and economies. They put power in the hands of the community. But small businesses face big hurdles. We’re here to change that.
CAMEO- California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity
CAMEO is the largest statewide network of micro business development programs in the country.
REV integrates the best of sustainability with behavior change to accelerate business impact.
The People of Color Small Business Network
The People of Color Small Business Network is a 2021 pilot program created in partnership between The Alliance for Community Development, The Greenlining Institute, and Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative.
This is not business as usual
Oakland Black Business Fund
EMPOWERING BLACK BUSINESSES WITH CAPITAL, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND GROWTH STRATEGY
Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative
The only cooperative community for and by entrepreneurs
The Justice Collective
Welcome to The Justice Collective
Port Product Lab
Product development is hard. We work like crazy to make it easier.
RUNWAY is a financial innovation firm committed to dismantling systemic barriers and reimagining financial policies and practices–all in the name of Black liberation. We are 100% Black and Brown-women led. Our work helps build Black community wealth through early-stage funding, holistic business support and innovative financial products and partnerships.
Chasing Rainbows makes foundation investments in under-represented founders (including culture, gender and orientation).
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
helps launch and maximize new and existing Bay Area small businesses, delivering a range of services from training and consulting, to business incubation, access to capital, networking and special programs for women.