Economic Opportunity


The mission of Accion is to provide economic opportunity for primarily low-to-moderate income business owners who lack access to traditional sources of credit. Through business loans and support services, Accion strengthens the roots of emerging entrepreneurs and helps them to thrive in their communities, creating social and economic change.

“Accion greatly appreciates the support of the Fusenot Foundation, which will help deliver access to capital and educational services to small business owners. Accion provides training and technical assistance to more than 3,000 small businesses annually, and has disbursed $43 million since 1994 to our local community to help entrepreneurs start or expand their enterprises. Through Accion’s services, individuals are empowered to increase their economic self-sufficiency, and their success as business owners ripples through the community creating jobs and contributing to growth in the local economy.”

Elizabeth Schott, CEO