Working Solutions (www.workingsolutions.org) is a
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide capital
and consulting to help entrepreneurs start or grow small businesses. We prioritize serving low-income individuals,
women, and minorities. We support
microenterprise growth as a strategy to strengthen the local economy, create
jobs, and build strong communities.
provide small business loans (microloans) from $5,000 up to $50,000, five years
of post-loan business consulting, and referrals to small business resources. The organization
was established in 1999 and launched its microenterprise development program in
2005. Since then, Working Solutions has invested
over $10 million in loans and grants in local small businesses, and we’ve
educated thousands of entrepreneurs, resulting in more than 1,400 local jobs.
Working Solutions has a growing team of 14 full-time
employees with headquarters in San Francisco and satellite offices in San Rafael