Real People’s Fund

The REAL People’s Fund is a community capital fund offering equitable access to finance for small businesses in the historically disinvested communities of the San Francisco East Bay.

Founded and democratically governed by six community organizing groups, the REAL People’s Fund directly addresses the systemic failures that prevent entrepreneurs in Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color from accessing the financing their businesses need to thrive. Our goal is to build economic power and expand opportunity for everyday people.

Launching in 2021, the REAL People’s Fund is part of a broader movement to build a restorative and inclusive economy, and presents an opportunity to invest in a collective vision of equity, care, accessibility, and power-building.

The fund is managed by RUNWAY and Community Vision, with business advisory services from Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative.

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