Pacific Community Ventures envisions a world of thriving communities where everyone has a fair shake. Our mission is to invest in small businesses, create good jobs for working people, and make markets work for social good. We achieve our mission through a combination of fair lending, free mentorship, skilled volunteerism, impact investing consulting services, and field-building research. Pacific Community Ventures is 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise and community development financial institution (CDFI).

Our services

  • Free small business advice and coaching. Pacific Community Ventures invests in people. Many small business owners started their companies to pursue their passions: designing jewelry, helping care for people, cooking, even starting a small farm or manufacturing company. Then they start wearing all the hats: CEO, marketing, product development, supply chain, and sales. Who has time for all this? Our platform connects small business owners with expert advisors who help them meet challenges and seize new opportunities.

    Do you have questions about things like finance, marketing, operations, sales, employee engagement, adding benefits, or HR challenges? Our advisors will work with you to solve your biggest business challenges. Signing up is fast and easy — and free. We’re a nonprofit, so you’ll never be asked to pay for any of our services. Companies working with PCV Small Business Advising have increased their annual revenue by 26%.

  • Small business loans. Our small business lending program provides affordable small business loans and micro-loans from $10,000 to $200,000 to California businesses creating quality jobs in our communities. Our loans help small business owners like you thrive and be successful. In addition to quarterly meetings with a pro-bono financial advisor, PCV small business loan borrowers can also get tailored business advice from our pool of 1,000+ experts in any area you need, like marketing, business strategy, or sales. With a PCV small business loan, you’re not alone; we’re here to help.

    Our loans range from 1-5 years and have interest rates ranging from 7% – 13% fixed per year (depending on the loan amount and other credit factors), and incur no penalties for early repayment of loans. Our loans are fully amortized, have no hidden fees (just a one-time 1% – 5% loan fee at closing), and have no minimum credit scores for consideration.

Our Office

51 Federal Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107

(415) 442-4300


Contact PCV

Robert Porter
(415) 442-4300

Featured PCV Entrepreneurs

What entrepreneurs say about PCV

Proyecto Diaz grew as a company with no investments, but as we got bigger and needed to create a business plan and figure out how to compete with larger companies we came to PCV. With the help and mentorship of PCV’s business advising program, we’ve grown and expand our business.
— Fernando Diaz, Proyecto Diaz Coffee
We manufacture locally, and came to PCV to try to increase our revenue through more effective marketing and a better-thought-out business strategy, with the goal of being able to hire new employees. We worked with advisors from PCV, and FAZE has strengthened its brand and increased our website traffic by at least 30%.
— Johnny Travis, FAZE Apparel
We had a successful social media and Kickstarter campaigns, and or pies started catching national attention. We came to PCV to access expertise in business development and financial planning, and especially advisors who could work with us on budgeting, accounting, and reporting. Now we’re on a sustainable business path — 525% job growth! And we’re working toward opening a retail store and a production facility.
— Lenore Estrada, Three Babes Bakeshop

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