Phone

415.989.8855

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Location

1720 Broadway Ave, 3rd floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Barbara Morrison

Founder and President


Barbara Morrison, a Bay Area business and civic leader, is the founder and president of TMC Financing, a certified Development Company that provides SBA commercial real estate financing. 

Since 1981, TMC has provided U.S. Small Business Administration funding for real estate projects totaling more than $10 billion in California, Nevada and Arizona, benefiting nearly 6,000 businesses and creating and retaining an estimated 60,000 jobs throughout the region. TMC consistently ranks among the top CDCs nationwide. In 2021, TMC became the largest SBA 504 lender in the United States. 

Barbara Morrison founded TMC Community Capital (TMC CC) in 2018 to provide an affordable alternative to the predatory online lenders taking advantage of small business owners. TMC Community Capital utilizes technology and innovation to provide quick and transparent loans on a scalable platform. The mission of TMC CC is twofold, to be a safe alternative online microlender and to close the gap on lending inequalities by focusing on lower income women entrepreneurs.  

Morrison developed her passion for small business economic development early in her career while serving as deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in San Francisco. 

A former mayor and city council member for the city of Belvedere, Morrison has been widely recognized for her advocacy for women and small business owners, as well as the leadership she provided for many community organizations.

Awards and Accomplishments

2011 – Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence Hall of Fame, San Francisco Business Times and law firm Allen Matkins
2012 – Financial Woman of the Year, Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco
2013 – Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business Award
2014 – Forever Influential Award, San Francisco Business Times
2016 – Inducted into YWCA Marin Women’s Hall of Fame
2017 – Industry Impact Award, CREW Network
2017 – Most Admired CEO, San Francisco Business Times
2017 – Top East Bay Women Business Owners, Oakland Chamber of Commerce
2017 – TMC named Main Street Lender of the Year, Coleman Report
2019 – TMC named Bay Area Best Places to Work, San Francisco Business Times
2021 – Top Lender Influencer, Globe St. Real Estate
2021 – TMC named Bay Area Best Places to Work for the fifth time, San Francisco Business Times
2022 – TMC named Bay Area Best Places to Work for the sixth time, San Francisco Business Times

Professional Affiliations

  • Jack London Park, Board Member
  • International Women’s Forum (IWF), Member, Northern CA Chapter 
  • Harvard Kennedy School, Women and Public Policy Women’s Leadership Board, Former Board Member
  • Marin Theater Company, Former Board Member
  • Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
  • Presidio Bank, Advisory Board Member
  • Renaissance Entrepreneur Center, Former Founding Board Member
  • Renaissance Women’s Leadership Council, Member
  • TMC Community Capital, Founder, and President
  • The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Former Board Member
  • Working Solutions, Founder and former Board Member