• "We Are The Heart of
    Oakland’s Commercial Ecosystem"

       Proper Fashions: 1200 Clay St, Downtown Oakland

  • "We Hope to Help Other Small Businesses
    Who Need Help to Succeed in Oakland."

       Athenian Deli & Cafe: 2125 Franklin St, Downtown Oakland

  • "We Have Limitless Potential.
    We Are Excited for Our Business."

       Queen Hippie Gypsy: 337 14th St, Downtown Oakland

  • "Helping Our Community Transition
    From a Mindset of Surviving to Thriving."

      Oakstop: 1721 Broadway, Downtown Oakland

Empowering Black Businesses With Capital, Technical Assistance, and Growth Strategy

Funds

Funding for Oakland Black Businesses

Assistance

Expert Support From Black Service Providers

Growth

Strategies for scaling Black businesses.

4 Easy steps to success –
The process is quite simple

1.) We talk about your business

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2.) I crunch the numbers

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3.) You get a list of improvements

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4.) We let the journey beginn

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About the Oakland Black Business Fund

Overview

Oakland Black Business Fund is a Black-led grantmaking program, providing capital, technical assistance, and growth strategy to Black businesses in Oakland, California.

The program was incited by disproportionate rates of closure for Black businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, further demonstrating vulnerabilities caused by the historical lack of access to capital for Black businesses. Our goals are 1) to establish economic resilience for Black businesses and 2) to position these businesses to receive ongoing government, private, or institutional funding. By focusing specifically on Oakland, we aim to strengthen the local economy through the revitalization of Black owned businesses.

Our unique approach to technical assistance focuses on building relationships between Black businesses by pairing them with Black technical assistance providers, who add value to these businesses while earning income from the funds we provide for the work.

The technical assistance providers, who are also small local business owners, often apply to our program to further stabilize their businesses. The program therefore fosters a sustainable ecosystem of Black businesses.

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