Women's Empowerment Loan Fund

Are you looking to grow or help support your business?

You may benefit from this financing opportunity.

The Women’s Empowerment Loan Fund is a business loan fund that provides low cost financing to women-owned businesses in San Diego. Our goal is to make sure San Diego women-owned businesses get the resources and support they need to thrive. 

Is the Women’s Empowerment Loan Fund (WELF) a good fit for you? 

WELF supports:

  • Women-owned business
  • Working within San Diego County 
  • With at least one year of operations
  • Who otherwise do not qualify for traditional financing options

WELF provides:

  • Business loans from $5,000-$25,000 
  • Expert coaching and assistance from the International Rescue Committee
  • Accessible terms with easy to understand rates

Let's get started!



If at any time you run into questions, our partners at the International Rescue Committee are here to help! 

Please make an appointment with:

Kellie Quinn, MPA |Senior Microenterprise Business Counselor
International Rescue Committee
5348 University Ave, Ste 205, San Diego, CA 92105
1.619.641.7510 x 257
[email protected]


The Women's Empowerment Loan Fund would not be possible without the unwavering, transformative support of our project partners: 

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