Impact People, Businesses and Communities
At Accion, we help communities grow by investing in entrepreneurs who build businesses and generate jobs in their neighborhoods.
Our national, regional and local program funders share our passion for giving all entrepreneurs the capital and know-how to build a better future. These organizations invest time, money and expertise in helping us reach entrepreneurs who face challenges in starting or growing their businesses. Meet our national partners.
Learn about some of the ways we work with program partners to support small businesses across the U.S.
Contact Us to explore ways we can work together to meet your goals.
Increase Access to Capital
Connect entrepreneurs who face disproportionate barriers to traditional capital with products and services that lead to long-term success. Approximately 64% of our clients are minorities, 42% are women and 60% are low-to-moderate income earners. We help our clients use their business to build a stronger financial future and support their families and communities.
Invest in Women Entrepreneurs
Invest in the fastest-growing entrepreneur segment: women-owned businesses. Women start businesses at 2.5 times the national rate, but earn only 4% of national revenues. Accion helps women break barriers and run thriving businesses.
Provide your employees the opportunity to lend their time and expertise to business owners through short- or long-term coaching programs, or to Accion through pro bono skills-based volunteering.
Earn CRA Credit
Qualify for CRA credit. Accion is made up of four Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and promotes community development through small business activities for low-income individuals who qualify for all three aspects of CRA examinations: Lending, Investment and Service.
Advance Technology Innovation
Help us bring the latest innovations in data and customer experience to our lending platform. Better, faster decisions mean more entrepreneurs connected to responsible products designed to help them succeed.
Create Custom Programs and Campaigns
We know every company and foundation has different objectives, resources and visions for how to support small business. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to design a custom program.