View and hear the amazing journeys and success stories of our small business loan clients.

2019 Invest in Dreams Award Winners

The Hatch in Oakland was honored with the Inspire Award for stimulating economic growth through the creation of local jobs.

Bow N Arrow Clothing was honored with the Impact Award for Giving Back to the Local Community in Sonoma County.

Andytown Coffee Roasters was honored with the Emily Gasner Imagine Award for overall growth in revenue, jobs, and local impact.

2018 Invest in Dreams Award Winners

Progeny Coffee was honored with the Emily Gasner Imagine Award for expanding their Sunnyvale business and helping lift Colombian farmers out of poverty.

Something Better Foods was honored with the Impact Award bringing healthy plant-based foods and good jobs to the Oakland/East Bay community.

The Nectary was honored with the Inspire Award for creating over 40 jobs in the North Bay community.

2017 Invest in Dreams Award Winners

Taqueria Molcajetes was honored with the Imagine Award for expanding their restaurant in Santa Rosa.

CORE Foods was honored with the Impact Award for their service to the Oakland community.

Black Bark BBQ was honored with the Inspire Award for creating jobs in San Francisco's Fillmore District.

2016 Invest in Dreams Award Winners

Nona Lim creates healthy soups and broths for wholesale, and has created 10 jobs in Oakland.

Founded by college friends with an entrepreneurial spirit, San Francisco-based Taylor Stitch creates modern apparel using a unique business model.

Cheryl Johnson creates delicious cobblers in Sonoma County, and is committed to sharing her love of cooking with seniors and underprivileged youth.

2015 Invest in Dreams Award Winners

Patty Rodriguez, founder of SF Parking, is committed to employing San Francisco residents and giving second chances to those who deserve them.

Hip Chick Farms was founded by Serafina Palandech and Jen Johnson to create all natural food products for kids.

2014 Invest in Dreams Award Winners

Koji Kanematsu, Founder of Onigilly, explains how he got from an idea and a food cart to multiple storefronts in San Francisco.

After a midlife career change led her to discover her passion, Raji Sridhara founded Little Genius Montessori and created 11 new jobs.

Mary Ann Maggiore, founder of Maggiore Communications, helps young people achieve their dreams.

Additional Client Stories

Sherri of Sergealot on success and sewing machines in her San Francisco store.

Cult hit 4505 Meats' owner Ryan walks us through his business.

Take a tour through St. Benoit Yogurt's production and learn how they are now bankable thanks to a Working Solutions loan.