Thank You, Salam!

This July, we bid farewell and happy retirement to our dear friend and founder, Salam, Salam Nalia was the Chief Executive Officer of Access Plus Capital and the Chief Financial Officer of our parent organization, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC). He founded Access Plus Capital, then Fresno CDFI, in 2008 and under his leadership, Fresno CDFI grew from…

Request for Proposal Legal Services APC 2020

Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (Fresno CDFI) dba Access Plus Capital (APC), a small business lending subsidiary of Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) is soliciting proposals to establish a contract with one (1) qualified and experienced legal firm to serve as Legal Counsel for APC and to provide legal services as mentioned in the…

Calavera Coffee Shop

Evan Morris of Calavera Coffee Shop had Access Plus Capital’s business card on his fridge for five years before he needed their help. In 2015, Evan attended an Access Plus Capital, then CDFI, Workshop about funding and put the card on his fridge. Five years later when he was looking to expand his business, he…

Meet Portfolio Manager Baldev Birk

Fresno State grad and self-proclaimed sports-fanatic, Baldev Birk is more than just a portfolio manager. He’s also served as a Development Officer and Technical assistance coordinator. He loves working for Access Plus Capital because every day presents a new opportunity to help.   First, tell me a little bit about your background. What did you…