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OBDC Small Business Finance
Established in 1979, OBDC Small Business Finance offers loans to small businesses located within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. OBDC Finance also specializes in lending to Oakland-based firms. Credit history, loan repayment ability, owner's contribution, and character are a few important factors that are required.
Primary Contact Person
Scott D. Lewis
Job Title
Director, Business Development
825 Washington Street | Suite 200, Oakland, CA, 94607
(510) 830-3213
Type of Organization
Non-Profit Organization
Type of Services Provided
  • Financial Assistance
Provide Services to Non-Profit Organizations
Format of Business Assistance Provided
  • Other
Stage of Businesses Served
  • Pre-Start Up
  • Start Up (less than 1 year)
  • New (1-2 years)
  • Emerging (3-5 years)
  • Established (6 years +)
Provide Services in the Following Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese
  • Portuguese
  • Other
Size of Business Served (Revenue)
  • Under $50k Annual Revenue
  • $50 - $99k
  • $100k-$249k
  • $250k - $999k
  • $1 M - $3 Million
Our Programs Are Limited to Low Income Individuals
Genders Served
  • Women
  • Men
Geographic Location of Clients
  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • San Francisco County
Provide Specialized Programs for Which Industries
  • NA/ We do not have industry-focused programs
Topics On Which You Provide Classes or Workshops
  • N/A - We do not offer classes or workshops
Topics on Which You Provide One-on-one Consulting
  • Other
Other Topics Covered
Pre-Loan Advising
Financial Services You Provide to Businesses
  • Loans
Types of Loans You Provide
  • Working Capital
  • Bridge Loans
  • Equipment
  • Real Estate (Purchase or refinance)
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Other
Size of Loans Your Provide
  • $5000 - $50k
  • $50k - $500k
Financial Services - Other Details or Requirements
OBDC Finance is not a bank but a community lender. OBDC Finance is a U.S. Treasury Department certified CDFI lender as well as a licensed SBA lender. OBDC Finance only provides commercial term loans. The organization does not offer credit products such as lines of credit or credit cards. It also does not offer any depository accounts such as savings or checking.
Average Number of Service Hours Per Client
Workshops for Non-Clients
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