WHO THEY ARE
Women's Venture Fund turns their clients’ passions and creativity into profitable and sustainable businesses that can help drive the economy.
The organization has served more than 17,000 firms, helping to launch more than 3,200 small businesses through a range of services including entrepreneurial training, technical assistance, advisory services, and small loans. The organization is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). By troubleshooting specific challenges and encouraging women to share their experiences with other entrepreneurs, WVF is able to expedite the growth of businesses participating in their programs.
Since 1996, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) has supported women entrepreneurs in New York and New Jersey by launching more than 3,200 small businesses, providing assistance and support to over 17,000 firms and assisting with loan services to 1,700 owners. With a team of dedicated volunteers from the corporate sector, WVF helps clients succeed as business owners who eventually hire employees and contribute to the health of their local economies. Through their individualized advisory services, business training and loan products, WVF shows women how to build their businesses into sustainable enterprises that can exceed their original revenue goals.
Because their clients have established businesses but still face many challenges, WVF expertly guides their clients through issues surrounding credit-worthiness, understanding financial statements, and business development skills. They are committed to helping women access resources and information needed to succeed. WVF is proud of their clients and their determination to live their entrepreneurial dreams.