ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering inclusive economies by providing access to financial resources and support to historically, economically marginalized communities.
ACCESS began as a community initiative in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood in 1999 to support struggling small business owners, expanding to serve the Greater Toronto Area as a microcredit community organization 10 years later. Over our 24-year history as a micro-lending organization, we’ve learned firsthand that our lending to marginalized communities required added support in order to make a lasting impact on our Clients’ lives.
As a result, ACCESS developed wraparound support services through coaching, mentoring, and educational workshops for loan recipients and other aspiring entrepreneurs. Now, ACCESS provides a full suite of programs designed to nourish and support aspiring entrepreneurs, help build confidence, and provide clients access to the resources and skills needed to kickstart their future.