2020 Impact Report

Moving Forward, Equitably

2020 was the year of reckoning — a global health and economic pandemic, civic unrest, a racial & social justice awakening, and leadership changes in the White House, our city halls, and even our organization.

This is why we are Moving Forward, Equitably. We recognize, as one of the few place-based CDFIs in central California serving hundreds of businesses, we must be judicious about our impact by serving traditional underinvested communities with accessible capital and coaching services. With the support of our board, investors, and community partners, the staff remains committed to bridging the financial justice gap in our regional economy.

— Tate Hill, Executive Director

Since 2008, we have assisted more than 850 businesses to access more than $41 million in capital resulting in the creation and retention of 3671 jobs

2020 By the Numbers

in funding
businesses funded
business receiving COVID-19 relief grants
of funding provided to minority-owned businesses
of funding provided to woman-owned businesses

From Numbers to Reality

Robertito’s Taco Shop

Access Plus Capital Sat down with Jorge Dominguez, CEO/Owner of Fast Food Enterprises and Robertito’s Taco Shop. Here’s what he had to say about working with us.

Burly’s California Bistro

After 18 months, owner Kimberly Gainer and CFO John Curtis can finally breathe a sigh of relief. With the help of Access Plus Capital, Burly’s opened its doors.

2020 Funding

By Ethnicity

By Region

COVID-19 Relief Grants and Numbers

We were proud to work alongside our sister programs of our parent [work as part of the family of services of Fresno] organization, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission to deliver COVID-19 relief services to our neighbors and local businesses.

amount of grants given
in grant funds given
of businesses served with COVID-19 relief programs

A Change In Leadership

It was also a year of new beginnings with the retiring of our founder, Salam Nalia, who left a legacy of encouraging ‘bankers with a heart,’ investing in communities of color — both in who we lent to and who we hired — and advocating for resources for the Valley’s underserved communities. He founded Access Plus Capital, then Fresno CDFI, in 2008 and under his leadership, Fresno CDFI grew from an institution with $500,000 in lending capital to one with over $17 million in revolving loan funds.

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The People Behind Our 2020 Success


Our Investors & Partners


Our Board


Our Staff

2020 was a milestone for Access Plus Capital, and we want to thank everyone who helped us achieve our decade of success. We cannot and do not do our work alone – and it’s only because of our partners, board, staff, clients, and community that we had our most successful year yet.

Thank You!