Address: 2640 Portland Road NE, Salem, OR 97301

Contact: Claudia Maciel, ida@meritnw.org, 503-584-7314

Communities served: Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. Communities in Marrow, Umatilla, and Malheur counties are welcomed depending on availability.

Other services provided: 

  • Group workshops
  • Business training
  • Financial education
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Financial products and services
  • Connection to free legal clinic
  • Credit coaching

Eligibility Criteria: Focus on low to moderate income (LMI) individuals, people with disabilities, emerging Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, and BIPOC business owners. Scholarships are available based on income level or extenuating circumstances.

www.meritnw.org

MicroEnterprise Resources, Initiatives & Training (MERIT)