Business Funding

WEV Stories

"Thank you again for investing in our small business, your support provides us great motivation as we get through these last tedious steps, our appreciation to the full team for your support of our business."

Liz and Akeem Bynum, La Playa Soul Kitchen

WEV Stories

"We were in a very difficult situation, since we were affected, like everyone, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our personal and business payments were stopped. Thanks to WEV, those payments could be made. We are very grateful for the opportunity we were given."

Fernando and Maria Navarro, Fernando’s Churros

WEV Stories

“I am actually without words (a rarity) of the immense appreciation and gratitude for WEV’s time, wisdom and support."

Sue Jacoby, Action Academy

As of April 30, 2024, WEV has placed a temporary hold on our Start-Up and Expansion loan programs.

WEV is still offering the Streamlined Loan Program which provides up to $10,000 for businesses in existence at least twelve months and who meet other eligibility criteria described here. If you are a start-up business and/or are seeking more than $10,000, please contact our partners, the Economic Development Collaborative to learn more about their loan programs or explore other funding options with Venturize and CA Small Business Loan Match.


Does WEV offer loans greater than $10,000?
Forgivable Business Loan and Consulting Program Eligibility
Do I have to take a WEV class to get a loan?
How long does it take to get a loan?
Can I get a loan if I have a low credit score?
If I take a WEV class, will I get a loan?
What is collateral and why do I need it?
Can I get a loan for my nonprofit business?
Does my business have to be woman-owned to receive a loan?
Does WEV offer grants?
How do I apply for a loan?
What can the money be used for?
What is considered a “Completed Application”?
What are the goals of WEV’s loan program and what is a CDFI?