Small Business Finance

In this collection, you will find resources on securing funding to start, run, and grow your business including nonprofit business.

Online Resources

Main Street Launch

Working with the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD), Main Street Launch provides capital to businesses through the Emerging Business Loan Fund (EBLF) and other lending programs, offering small business loans from $10,000 to $350,000.

Accion Opportunity Fund

Provides $5,000 - $250,000 loans for small businesses, as well as educational resources and networking opportunities. 

Pacific Community Ventures

Provides loans and microloans up to $250,000 for small businesses that have been in business for at least 12 months.

Southeast Asian Community Center (SEACC)

SEACC is a designated intermediary lender for the US Small Business Administration’s 7(m) Microloan program. This program provides commercial loans of $5,000 to $50,000, to small businesses that have been unable to secure conventional bank loans.

Working Solutions (WS)

WS offers $5,000 to $100,000 loans for first-time business owner and serial entrepreneurs, including those with limited credit history, banking partners, and those who have been turned down for bank loans.


SFWEF is a joint project of MEDA in collaboration with the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development. The Fund provides mini-grants of up to $5,000 to San Francisco women-owned small businesses for projects and upgrades that will have a transformative impact on the business’ ability to grow.


MEDA's community loan fund, Fondo Adelante, provides $5,000 to $100,000 loans to small-business owners in the 9 Bay Area counties who cannot get a loan at a traditional bank.

LinkedIn Learning

Video instruction from industry experts on business, software, and more.   Includes a course on Finance Essentials for Small Business.

California Grants Portal

A centralized location to find new state-administered grant and loan opportunities.

Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)

The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and its partners provide small business consulting services and access to capital in the form of grants and affordable loans.