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Why Work With California FreshWorks?

We're mission-driven

Our lending network is made up of community-based nonprofit lenders. We care about our communities and our rates, terms, and flexibility reflects this.

We're experienced

We’re a network of lenders with more than 150 years of collective experience.

We're flexible

We take the time to get to know our clients and find the best rates and terms to meet your needs. Because we are community lenders, we strive to be more flexible than commercial lenders.

We offer a multitude of capacity-building services

Not only do we provide financing, but we offer support for technical assistance to build up your business’s capacity.

Client Highlights
Learn how our lenders and clients are working together to increase access to healthy foods in their community.

Mandela Marketplace – Oakland

For over a decade, Mandela Marketplace has addressed the challenges of healthy food access and economic opportunity in West Oakland and low-income communities of color around the region.

Ag Link – Ballico

Based in the small town of Ballico, Ag Link started in 2012 as an online platform to connect local farmers and producers to school systems in the Central Valley.

LA Prep – Los Angeles

When the housing market crashed in 2008, Mott Smith and Brian Albert, Los Angeles real-estate developers with extensive experience in affordable and mixed-use housing, started looking for new opportunities. Speaking with friends in the food sector, the developers quickly learned about the barriers many talented chefs and food makers face finding a place to grow their businesses. “To us it […]

Our Lending Network

Our network brings more than 150 years of collective experience to support a diverse variety of projects. We’ll help you find the best lender to support your needs.