Small Business Growth

Small Business Growth

We strengthen communities and help create local jobs by investing in underserved small business owners. We fund nonprofits that are focused on providing capital, technical assistance and networks of support for entrepreneurs.

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Opportunity Finance Network Receives Largest Grant in 35-year History From Wells Fargo
WASHINGTON June 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ --- Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) announced that Wells Fargo is committing a $25 million grant to its ...
Jun 21, 2021 1:05 PM ET
The Black Economic Alliance Foundation Launches Entrepreneurs Fund Anchored by Wells Fargo
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Black Economic Alliance Foundation (BEA), in collaboration with Wells Fargo, launched the Black Economic Alliance Entrepreneurs Fund (BEA Entrepreneurs Fund) to accelerate the growth of Black entrepreneurs and business owners. The $50 million evergreen fund will provide seed, start-up, and early-stage capital to businesses founded and led by...
May 20, 2021 9:20 AM ET
Helping California Small Business Owners Make a Way During the Pandemic
The past 12 months have proven the resiliency and resolve of 30 million small businesses across the U.S. as they make a way to stay open day after day. Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of America’s small businesses — for local communities and the broader national economy — and the company continues to provide them with access to the capital and resources they need to weather the economic...
May 7, 2021 4:05 PM ET
Helping Restaurants Stay in Business While Feeding Those in Need
Mayra Velazquez had just opened a second branch of her Mexican street food-inspired restaurant Xingones in Oakland, California, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March. Within weeks, the business she had spent the last four years growing from a farmer’s market pop-up into multiple eateries had vanished — along with 80% of her revenue. “Every day was a struggle,” Velazquez said. “We...
Apr 8, 2021 9:40 AM ET
'I Was Able to Focus on the Big Picture Again'
It's not until she says it out loud that Roxanne Best truly realizes all of the different jobs she does. “I always think, ‘Wow, how do I do all of that?” Best said. Years ago, she was a scuba diving instructor and filmed students’ underwater trips, developing a knack for photography and videography. She then worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s casino and started...
Mar 22, 2021 9:10 AM ET

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