Where access to capital and community meet you.
Accessity opens the doors of financial opportunity for entrepreneurs through access to small business loans and a community of support and resources.
Small businesses are the economic engine that drives our country
New businesses are launched by women and entrepreneurs of color at a faster rate than others, though often they lack equitable access to loan capital, expert guidance and a business support network. That’s where Accessity comes in.
Whether you are just starting or expanding, Accessity can help.
Our mission is to open doors of financial opportunity, primarily to entrepreneurs of color, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs so they can build prosperous businesses and livelihoods for themselves and their families, while also strengthening our communities.
Small businesses make a positive social and economic impact in our cities and towns by creating and maintaining jobs, creating local spending options and making our neighborhoods vibrant and unique. Click here to view and support Accessity-funded businesses through our online marketplace.
Wherever your business journey has taken you (or if you’re just beginning), we are committed to supporting you either with small business loans, connecting you with business resources or providing free educational events and articles to help you reach your goals.
We provide flexible loans for small business owners
Our program can open doors for your business. Whether its access to capital, resources, or an entrepreneurial community, Accessity provides support for your business when you need it the most. Accessity specializes in working with business owners who want connection and funding to start or grow their business dreams.
We provide access to
Our business loans go up to $100,000 and can be used for business start-ups or expansion.
We can connect you to our local and national partner network of business and financial coaches, our peer entrepreneur communities, our educational business events, and our knowledgeable staff who provide advice and encouragement before, during and after the loan process.
Our clients get exclusive access to marketing channels through our partnerships with local media and our strong online presence through which we share their news and tell their inspiring stories.
Watch to learn more about Accessity’s impact in the community.
More about our new name, Accessity, and the future of our work
We’re excited to share our new name with you! As a Community Development Financial Institution, we’ve been dedicated to providing economic opportunity for entrepreneurs who lack access to traditional sources of credit since 1994. We’ve served thousands with education and resources and provided $52 million in loans to over 5,000 clients in Southern California.
In the last year, we served more small business owners than in any year in our history. In seeing the disproportionate economic impact of the pandemic on low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color, we knew we were being called to make a greater impact.
Our new name Accessity, demonstrates our commitment to making a greater impact with the clients we serve, especially for entrepreneurs of color, women and immigrant entrepreneurs who often lack equitable access to loan capital and a community of support and resources.
Our logo represents the entrepreneurial spirit and a diverse community coming together to serve as catalysts for launching and growing businesses, as displayed in colors and design reflective of our diverse Southern California community.
At Accessity, we believe in building social equity through our lending philosophy and wrap-around approach of serving our clients with additional support and resources. We believe in meeting our clients where they are, and in putting value on the adversities they have overcome to become business owners.
Our team is excited for the future and will continue building our capacity and service offering to the Southern CA community, focused on three key areas:
- Serve more entrepreneurs of color, women and low/moderate income businesses through strategic partnerships offering COVID recovery and non-COVID products, including a new State of CA Small Business Energy Efficiency Financing Program, as well as further geographic expansion.
- Continued commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through staff recruitment, development and training, as well as strategic partnerships, products, and communications focused on racially and ethnically diverse populations in multiple languages.
- Increased Business Support Community by expanding our local/national resource partners, building a robust website resource library, and development of a Peer Entrepreneur Community with exclusive marketing opportunities for loan clients.
At Accessity, we believe in the power of community and we look forward to working with each of you to provide access to capital and a community of support and resources under our new name!