We are a strong community of visionaries, supporters, researchers, creators, technologists, and innovators who share a passion for supporting small businesses. Together, we are building a diverse, vibrant community where opportunity, knowledge, and access to capital are within reach.
Who We Are
We are an unparalleled financial support system that provides small business owners with access to capital, networks, and coaching. We work to build inclusive and accessible options for these determined business owners. For over 25 years we have served a client base that is over 90% women, people of color, and/or low-to-moderate income.
Small businesses uplift communities and anchor local economies while creating opportunities for themselves, their families, their employees, and our neighborhoods. Yet entrepreneurs who are people of color, women, and immigrants often struggle to secure capital and resources, as they are systematically shut out from traditional financing.
In addition to providing resources and loans to small businesses, we also conduct original research, advocate for policy changes, and finance community facility construction projects, such as community health centers, homeless services facilities, and youth recreational facilities in low-income neighborhoods through our New Markets Tax Credit program.
I constantly reflect on everything each of our employees has done for all the small businesses that we serve and the high-impact community projects we invest in. The impact we have on small businesses and their families, our communities, on our own organization, and on each other, especially during these very turbulent and trying times, makes me incredibly proud and humble to be part of the AOF community. The greatest asset of any organization is its people, and every single one of our employees is an integral part of our mission and purpose. As a family we have made great strides forward and I am confident that, together, there is absolutely no limit to what we can accomplish. I truly cannot wait to welcome you as part of our AOF family!
I love my job because I support Accion Opportunity Fund’s mission. I also love working with people that care and make you feel appreciated. I am happy to be part of Accion Opportunity Fund’s family.
Here at Accion Opportunity Fund, you work alongside and are surrounded by a supportive environment of people who have the same drive to do the amazing work that helps our clients.
I love working at an organization that is so mission driven. Accion Opportunity Fund strives to support small business owners in every aspect of its work.
I enjoy working at AOF due to the organization’s support in being creative and trying new approaches to solve the challenges that entrepreneurs face. Every day is a new experience with new funding programs, educational resources, and other initiatives that lead to a great experience.
I love interrupting my mom’s meetings when the mail gets delivered every afternoon!
Our company swag doesn't only look good on my human, it's very pet friendly also!
No bones about it, AOF makes small-business lending less ruff!
Contemplating how many AOF loans go to cat-related businesses. I'm guessing not enough!
I love that I get to wake up every day and be able to help under-served small business owners obtain much needed financing!
I enjoy the collaborative, team driven culture at Accion Opportunity Fund, no matter the challenge I know I can count on my coworkers to come to the table and focus on building solutions.
I enjoy working for Accion Opportunity Fund because it gives me the opportunity to pair my skills and experience with research, messaging, and advocacy to fight for underserved communities, especially communities of color.
Spreading paw-sitivity in every meeting I attend (or interrupt) with one squeaky toy at a time!
My mom calls me her “favorite furry coworker”, even though I sleep throughout most of the day. When I am awake, I love working side by side and listening in to her meetings. The All Staff Zoom gatherings are especially insightful!
I play an essential support role at AOF. I love to bark back at my doggy coworkers in my mom’s meetings.
I know the Zoom call is over, so now it’s time to feed me!
At Accion Opportunity Fund, we operate with impact in mind. Always. Our values are present in all we do and set our minds to. We are continuously evolving as a national non-profit financial institution, and our entrepreneurial spirit and vision for greater impact bring growth and opportunities to our staff and the people and communities we serve.
Our engaged and diverse workforce represents a multitude of different backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and identities. As a remote organization we prioritize internal mobility and growth, practice radical transparency, and foster collaboration and employee connections. At AOF, we embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Our strong affiliation with national top tier grants, the support from our donors, corporate partners across diverse industries, and our long-tenured, experienced and engaged board keep us strong and relevant. Most importantly, our 30-year track record and achievements prove our commitment. Together, we forge ahead, leaving a lasting impact on the people and communities we serve.
Workplace diversity matters to us, and it isn’t just a catchphrase. More than two thirds of our staff are women and people of color.
Where We Are
We are headquartered in San Jose, CA, with a second office in Los Angeles, but the majority of our roles can be accomplished virtually anywhere in the U.S.! Our current workforce is national, dispersed throughout the US and we offer a hybrid work model for any roles that require some in-office collaboration with our offices in San Jose and Los Angeles.
What We Stand For
We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a culture with shared values, a passion for social change, a high-performance mindset, and respect for one another. We value diversity of experiences, different perspectives, and backgrounds and believe that building an inclusive and supportive work environment forms the foundation of a great place to work. Are you ready to join us in supporting small businesses and communities? We can’t wait to hear from you. Please get in touch with us!