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Shanna Uhilamoelangi & Tiffany Hautau

Shanna Uhilamoelangi & Tiffany Hautau of Pacific Tonga, specializing in clothes, jewelry and handcrafts from the Pacific Islands.

Shomi Shoden

Shomi Shodan of Shobha Imports, an importer of unique, high-quality silk scarves and fabrics from India.

Inez Alzivar

Inez Alzivar of Alzivar Decorations, a San Jose store specializing in cut flower arrangements and handcrafted decorations for a variety of events.

Alicia VanFleteren

Alicia VanFleteren of Alicia VanFleteren, a high-end luxury fashion jewelry line sold online and at a number of Bay Area boutiques.

Gail Lillian

Gail Lillian of LIBA, a nationally recognized mobile falafel bar serving up fresh, hand-made falafels, salads and cakes in San Francisco, Emeryville and Oakland.

Servio Gomez

Servio Gomez of Javalencia Café, a family-owned coffee shop on 3rd Street in San Francisco’s Bayview District specializing in espresso drinks, smoothies, toasted bagels, and fresh sandwiches.

Alfred McAfee

Alfred McAfee of McAfee’s One Hour Cleaners, a San Francisco based dry-cleaning and laundry business, cleans dirty clothes and repairs damaged items. McAfee's is located on 3rd Street in the Bayview.

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith of the Curiosity Shoppe, selling quirky and kitschy gifts and housewares online and at their storefront on Valencia Street.

Paula Tejeda

Paula Tejeda of Chile Lindo Empanadas, a restaurant in the Mission District serving up savory handmade Chilean empanadas and desserts.

Financing Resource Center

“I simply would not have been able to open my restaurant if I had not worked with Renaissance, who packaged and secured my loan through Lenders for Community Development”. Brenda Buenviaje, owner of Brenda's French Soul Food

Renaissance’s FREE Financing Resource Center provides financial education, technical assistance and access to capital to help small business owners become better managers of their business finances and understand growth opportunities.

Our services include:

  • Loan packaging
  • Technical assistance
  • Connections to banks and non-profit loan funds
  • Pre and post loan consultation
  • Workshops on traditional and alternative lending sources
  • Individual Development Accounts (IDA)  Contact Yamilet Gonzalez at (415) 647-3728 ext. 6408 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Credit Counseling

Contact Gwendolyn Wright for a consultation at (415) 348-6222 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Financing Resource Center has made more than 266 loans totaling over $14 million

Loan Amounts: Range from $2,000 Credit Builder Loans to $500,000 Expansion Loans


Here is a partial list of recent business loans granted to Renaissance clients:

Tina Schreiber
Alex Salazar
Salazar Architects
David Hasse
Out of Thyme Catering
Brenda Buenviaje
Greg Gordon Elizabeth Leu
Lorena Siminovich
Petit Collage
Alex Saldarriaga
Home Health Advocates
Willo O'Brien
Nona Lim
Cook!  SF
Catharine Clark
Catharine Clark Gallery
Cheryl Burr
Pinkie's Bakery
Matthew &
Evelyn Roder
L'Acajou Bakery & Cafe
Sheila Moon Athletic Apparel
Elizabeth Donahue
The Corner Studio
Bill Washington
New Orleans Bill
Daniel Guitterez
51st State Mobile Food Truck
Carrie Peters
Raksha Bella
Sarah Becker
Sarah Becker Skincare
Gillian Shaw
Black Jet Bakery
Rachel Pearson
Simonida Cvejic
Bay Area Medical Academy
Joslin VanArsdale
Eco Citizen Boutique
Jennifer Jennings
Serial Cultura
Claire Keane