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In recent years, because of protests and Americans’ renewed realization that racism persists in this country, there has been a renewed interest in supporting businesses run by African Americans. But capital alone won’t save our businesses. Ultimately, our folks need help getting what all successful business owners have: the mindset of an entrepreneur.

That’s why we help our members cultivate the mindset necessary to lead a successful business enterprise. We hold trainings that teach members business fundamentals. And we help folks understand their relationship with money, capital and credit. Learn how you can get educated on what it takes to grow a successful Black-owned business in the Central Valley.

Our Signature programs
Betting Big on Small Businesses

Betting Big on Small Businesses

This program gives startups led by women and people of color the opportunity to gain direct access to community, education, mentorship and capital. Founders will be given space to work with like-minded individuals, advice from…

Circle of Excellence

Circle of Excellence

Through the Circle of Excellence, a small, intimate cohort of experienced and aspiring women business owners are guided through the Entrepreneur’s Mindset course, enjoy enrichment sessions and work on strategies to grow their businesses. We’re looking for women…

dfree

dfree

dfree is a transformational, lifestyle movement that promotes financial freedom through values-based principles and practical approaches to financial management. The Rev. Dr. DeForest Soaries founded the program and designed it with the Black community in mind…

DRIVE

DRIVE

The Fresno DRIVE initiative is a 10-year plan, led by the Central Valley Community Foundation, that calls for $4.2 billion of local investment in the areas of economic development, human capital and neighborhood revitalization in the greater Fresno region. to develop an inclusive…

Latest webinar

How to Maximize Your Personal and Business Goals—and Achieve Financial Freedom

Did you have any bad habits or behaviors that made things harder for you financially during the COVID-19 pandemic? We partnered with dfree on this webinar to talk about the principles that can help you master your financial responsibilities, help others break free from debt and leave assets for future generations. dfree was featured in CNN’s award-winning series “Black In America,” which was hosted by Soledad O’Brien.

Success Stories

She always knew she wanted to do something bigger with her hobbies. She just didn’t know how to make it happen at first. Here’s how this Black entrepreneur expanded her vision and built a thriving business in the process.

Cassandra Rushdan, Omega Party Zone
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Become a member today and help us create more pathways to prosperity for our community.

Join Us

Become a member today and help us create more pathways to prosperity for our community.