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The Oakland Fund Playbook

Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) has developed a new place-based guide to investing in underestimated people and places. The playbook is organized around three pillars: capital structuring, community engagement & trust-based outreach, and data-driven impact optimization. It provides insights and lessons learned from the creation and implementation of the Oakland Fund, a restorative loan fund that provides affordable and patient capital to underserved small businesses—particularly entrepreneurs of color—in Oakland, Calif.

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