Sam’s Club Giving Program
The Sam’s Club Giving Program has been a critical supporter of Accion’s work in the U.S. over several years to expand access to capital and coaching to under-served small business owners throughout the U.S. Historically, this has included support to projects including:
- The Driving Small Business Success Campaign, which aimed to ensure that small low- to moderate-income, minority, and immigrant business owners had access to fairly priced capital when searching for loans online through an e-commerce strategy.
- The WE-Lend Initiative to support women entrepreneurs, which included workshops in collaboration with Women’s Business Centers across the country to help entrepreneurs understand their credit and the right financing options for them.
- Investments in technology to modernize and streamline Accion lending operations across the U.S., data analytics to better understand the needs of our clients and the right products to serve them, and digital marketing and education to dramatically expand our reach to entrepreneurs online.
This work supported the goals of the Sam’s Club Improving Economic Mobility Initiative, which aimed to provide thousands of under-served small business owners with capital and education to support their success and create jobs in communities around the country.
Learn more about the Sam’s Club Giving Program’s commitment to small business here:https://corporate.samsclub.com/giving