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


MLK Worked Toward Civil Rights for all Communities of Color

  • On: January 17, 2020
  • By: cgil

Photo: MEDA’s Andrea Gomez holds an inspirational MLK quote. The late Martin Luther King Jr.’s values were consistent with MEDA’s ...


MEDA’s Legacy of Support and Advocacy to Foster the Growth of Small Businesses

  • On: January 16, 2020
  • By: cgil

When nonprofit MEDA opened its doors in a small space in San Francisco’s Mission District way back in 1973, there was a sole purpose: stre ...


What is in YOUR Next Chapter? Find out by Joining MEDA’s VITA Tax Team in 2020!

  • On: January 14, 2020
  • By: cgil

by MEDA’s Marcail Distante In addition to catching yourself scratching out “19” on different forms, papers and documents, 2020 comes w ...

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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