Bank of the West Gives $300,000 to Support Small Businesses and Jobs in California’s Central Valley

Bank of the West announced $300,000 in grants today to support small business growth and job creation in California’s Central Valley. Four nonprofits will receive $75,000 each to support entrepreneurs and small business owners and also spur regional job growth. The grants will directly fund programs that start, strengthen, and grow businesses from San Joaquin to KernCounties. Read more at:

Fresno CDFI is now Access Plus Capital

(Fresno, CA) — Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (Fresno CDFI) officially launched its new name and brand as Access Plus Capital at its Fresno office in downtown Fresno. Access Plus Capital started as a program of Fresno EOC as Fresno CDFI to help small refugee farmers in Fresno County. Over the last decade, the organization…