Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) is a nonprofit that engages small businesses, impact investors, and policymakers to build an economy that works for everyone. We do this by empowering small business owners with working capital, free advice and mentorship, and access to the networks they need to grow their companies.

Our programs strengthen local economies, create good jobs for working people, and stimulate private and public investment in underserved communities.

Our services

  • Advanced entrepreneurship program with advice and one-on-one mentoring. Our small business advising program matches small business owners with pro-bono expert advisors who provide tailored, hands-on assistance to help small businesses thrive. Small business owners receive the strategic support they need to scale. 
    Companies working with PCV Small Business Advising have increased their annual revenue by 26%, and added jobs at eleven times the national rate. We also remove location as a barrier, so we’ll find the best advisor to help your company grow regardless of where in American they might be. The entrepreneurs we work with typically own or operate brick-and-mortar businesses that have the potential to create new jobs for working people in their local communities.
  • 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 local 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 500+ 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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