More News

Micro-loans available for woman-owned businesses

The Women's Fund of the Community Foundation for San Bento County announces available micro-loans, empowering women in San Benito County
The Farm House Cafe, owned by Becky Herbert, will celebrate its one-year anniversary this fall.
Women's Fund logo.

The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for San Benito County is pleased to announce available micro-loans for women owned businesses.

A micro lending team of eight dedicated and professional women has been working behind the scenes on a Micro-Loan Program for woman-owned businesses, and have come up with a short list of requirements:

  • Loan amounts may range from $1,500 up to $5,000.
  • Any home-based or store-front business in San Benito County that is 51 percent owned by a woman, and has been open for at least six months, is eligible.
  • Loans are available for equipment, working capital, marketing needs, and inventory, and additional information is available by contacting Stephanie Hicks at the Community Foundation.
  • The application deadline is Aug. 11, 2017.

The Women’s Fund would like to thank Loree Van Bebber, Cal Coastal; Bonnie Voropaeff, DLG Printing; Irene Recht, Union Bank; Juli Vieira, SBC Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau; Sallie Calhoun, Paicines Ranch; Cindy Merzon, CSUMB Small Business Development Center; Beverley Meamber, Women’s Fund; and Stephanie Hicks, CFFSBC. Their teamwork has enabled this program to become a reality and an opportunity to empower women in San Benito County to create a lasting impact.

BenitoLink Logo

Become a Member Today

Support your local independent news.

We work hard to give you the news and information you need. By becoming a member, you will be part of something bigger; BenitoLink, your community-supported news source.


Community Foundation for San Benito County Nonprofit (President Gary Byrne)

Gary Byrne is the President and CEO of the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Gary has over 25 years of nonprofit development and management experience. He is a native of Dublin, Ireland and lives in Santa Cruz with his wife and two children.

Add new comment

Add Facebook comment

Comment using your Facebook account. Facebook comments will be published on this page, and on Facebook. It will not be posted to the "Recent Comments" list on the BenitoLink front page.