Orientations: Learn more about our small business programs and classes

Find out more about Mercy Corps Northwest, including about our small business loans, classes and individual development account (IDA) program.


Orientations are informative sessions where you can:

  • Learn more about our classes, seminars and our Loan and Matched Savings programs
  • Familiarize yourself with the MCNW staff and office
  • Ask questions about our programs and services

Attending an Orientation

Orientations are free and open to the public, and are usually offered twice monthly at Mercy Corps on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm. Once per quarter we offer a Saturday Orientation. Orientation reservations are not needed - you can just show up! Attending an orientation session is required to apply for the matched savings IDA, and attendance is highly recommended for anyone interested in our loan program, classes or other services.

Finding a Mercy Corps Northwest Orientation

Our orientations are held at at 43 SW Naito PKWY. Our building is easily accessible by the Red or Blue MAX lines at the Skidmore Fountain stop. Participants are encouraged to use public transportation or bicycles, but parking is available after 6pm to participants in the lot adjacent and north to our building.

Please see below for upcoming Orientation sessions:

Mercy Corps Northwest hosts the only Women’s Business Center in Oregon, providing funds and other resources to help entrepreneurs become self-sufficient.