Our Mission
for the Mission

Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development.


MEDA’S FREE Programs Build Family Wealth

¡Bienvenidos! This orientation is your first step to becoming a MEDA client — and building family wealth.


Affordable housing is for ALL San Franciscans. We’ve produced or preserved ~1,200 affordable units so far.

Real Estate

Free workshops and coaching as you get ready to buy your first home or prepare to rent a below-market-rate (BMR) apartment.


It’s time to decrease debt, increase income and savings, and better your credit. MEDA can coach you — for free.


Why pay to have your taxes prepared? Maximize your refund or get an ITIN — for free.

Free Tax

Free workshops and one-on-one coaching to start or expand your small business.


Can’t get a loan at a traditional bank? Start or grow your small business with a Fondo Adelante low-interest loan from MEDA.

Loan Fund

Mock interviews. Help with your resume. Making connections. We offer free training and coaching so you can land a good job.


Job training to become a San Francisco office administration or financial professional in just seven weeks.


Free job training that’s putting those ages 16 and up on the path to a career — and creating a pipeline for diversity in tech.


Stop by and use MEDA’s computer lab for free.

Digital Opportunity

MEDA is the lead agency for Mission Promise Neighborhood — a community of 20+ partners that connects families to free services in the Mission.

Mission Promise


The latest news from San Francisco’s Mission District


Censo 2020 se Acerca. ¿Qué Necesitas Saber?

  • On: February 13, 2020
  • By: cgil

(English follows Spanish) por Belen Lopez de MEDA ¿Qué es el Censo? El Censo es un conteo de cada persona que vive en los EE. UU. Se lleva ...


How MEDA Has a Hand in Building Generational Wealth, Place and Power for Latinos

  • On: February 7, 2020
  • By: cgil

Since 1973, MEDA has been strengthening Latino and immigrant families in San Francisco’s Mission District. Our nonprofit has now moved ...


Equity in Action: Mission Promise Neighborhood’s Abriendo Puertas Collective Impact Work

  • On: February 3, 2020
  • By: cgil

Co-authored by: Associate Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood Liz Cortez Early Learning Program Manager of Mission Promise Neighborhood ...

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I am so grateful to MEDA. I am positive about my family’s future once again.”
Saul Chavez, Owner, El Gran Taco Loco