Accion is an award winning nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the tools entrepreneurs need to operate, grow or start their business. We increase access to business credit, make loans and provide training to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams and to help businesses thrive. Accion offers small business loans ranging from $1,000 to $1,000,000 and other support, including credit reporting, business counseling, publicity opportunities and educational business resource events. Accion empowers people to be catalysts for positive change – one small business at a time. Below are stories of how we've invested in small businesses in Colorado and throughout our region that also includes Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.
Accion Closes 10,000th Loan! premium

We are thrilled to announce that we recently closed our 10,000th loan! From humble beginnings in New Mexico over 20 years ago, to a robust presence across our five state region, we are proud to have empowered thousands of entrepreneurs to be catalysts for positive change in their communities.…

June 15
Marisa Celebrates 20 Years with Accion! premium

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Congratulations to one of our longtime Accionistas, Marisa Barrera! Marisa recently celebrated her 20 year anniversary with Accion. Reflecting on her significant milestone Accion CFO, Greg Henderson, remarked, “Marisa is smart, strategic and articulate. Having worked at just about every position here at Accion, along with her experience and knowledge of the CDFI industry nationally, she brings a wealth of knowledge to all our decisions. Her cheerful and enthusiastic attitude has made a huge impact on our culture.”…

June 9
Brewing the American Dream in Denver premium

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Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching event in partnership with Samuel Adams was back in Denver Monday, June 6th. Approximately 75 aspiring food and beverage entrepreneurs were in attendance for small business education. Amidst delicious craft beer and mouthwatering appetizers, 30 industry veterans “speed-coached” participants in a variety topics such as, business management, accounting, finance, marketing and sales.…

Joanna Joins the Accion Team premium


We’re thrilled to announce that Joanna Miller has joined the Accion team as our Sr. Grant Writer. Joanna is an accomplished fundraiser, having worked for the Adoption Exchange and New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. She holds a BA in sociology and history from the University of New Mexico, and a MA in human rights and nonprofit administration from the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies. We’re so excited to welcome Joanna to Accion!…




We’re so excited to announce that Millie Garcia has joined the Accion team as our newest loan officer in our Dallas, Texas office. Millie has years of experience in mortgage lending, education, and mission driven non profit work. She is passionate about networking and helping her community! Millie is excited to work with Accion clients in both English and Spanish. Welcome, Millie!…

May 31
Welcome Clarence! premium

We are delighted to welcome Clarence McAllister to Accion’s Board of Directors! Based in Phoenix, Clarence is the Founder and CEO of Fortis Networks, an engineering, technology, and construction firm founded in 2000.

Clarence is pictured (left) at an Accion client fair in Albuquerque this April.