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.
We 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