Real Peoples Fund Register

Revolutionizing Our Economy For All Local People

The REAL People’s Fund is a community capital fund offering equitable access to financing for small businesses in the historically disinvested East Bay communities of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Our goal is to build economic power and expand opportunity for everyday people. Founded and controlled by six grassroots organizations, the REAL People’s Fund directly addresses the systemic failures that prevent entrepreneurs in BIPOC communities from accessing the financing their businesses need to thrive.

The fund was founded and is democratically governed by Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Communities for a Better Environment, Oakland Rising Action, The Restaurant Opportunities Center of the Bay, and Restore Oakland.

The fund is managed by Community Vision and RUNWAY, with business advisory services from Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative.

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