Coalinga Revolving Loan Fund

  1. History of the Fund
  2. Programs and Services
  3. Eligibility
  4. Terms and Requirements

Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation

In 2004, a group of local  business owners saw the need to come together to form an entity that would serve as a resource center for English and Spanish-speaking business entrepreneurs. 

The FAHF provide several programs and services to the Central Valley:

Technical Assistance

  • Provide tools and resources to start-up/existing businesses
  • Business development workshops
  • Since 2004, we have assisted over 8,000 businesses throughout the Central Valley 

Micro-loan Program

  • Provide access to capital by identifying the appropriate source of financing and assisting with loan packaging
  • Since 2004, we provided over $7M in microloan, creating an economic impact of over $16M

Downtown Business Hub

  • Opened in 2011 as a one-stop-shop, bilingual  business incubator to provide resources and office space to small businesses.
  • Since its grand opening in 2011, the DBH has incubated over 90 small businesses.
  • Since 2011, over 1200 jobs have been created/retained and over $3 million of private investment has been generated.
  • Currently, the DBH is home to 16 in-house businesses and 15 virtual businesses.


Community Partners

  • Fresno County EDC
  • Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board (Fresno4Biz)
  • CDFI’s / Banks
  • Small Business Administration
  • Fresno Chamber of Commerce
  • SBDC
  • Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Fresno State/West Hills College
  • Coalinga Chamber of Commerce

State and National Partners

James Irvine Foundation 2018-2019

Dora Westerlund, CEO of  the Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation was named one of six recipients of the 2017 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. The award is in recognition of FAHF's work fostering opportunity through entrepreneurship in the San Joaquin Valley.


The CDFI Program Award is a grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and will  help lead the path towards becoming an independent Community Development Financial Institution in California.

Listen For Good

The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation is  proud to be one of 47 national grantees that will be participating in the Fund For Shared Insight's Listen For Good program, a sponsored project by the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. The program focuses on closing the feedback loop mainly in the social sector and philanthropy, aiming to amplify the voices of those least heard.